19-01-2020 11:43 AM Jerusalem Timing

Abdollahian: Iran to Present Updated Plan on Syria to UN

Abdollahian: Iran to Present Updated Plan on Syria to UN

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir Abdollahian announced that Tehran will present an updated version of its plan to the UN to settle the crisis in Syria.

AbdollahianIranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir Abdollahian announced that Tehran will present an updated version of its plan to the UN to settle the crisis in Syria.

"Iran's updated initiative on Syria will be presented to the UN secretary general," Amir Abdollahian said in an interview with al-Mayadeen news channel on Wednesday.

Yet, he dismissed reports on the details of Iran's updated plan as media speculations, and said, "The plan will be declared and presented to the UN secretary general after precise consultations between Tehran and Damascus."

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 230,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.

Last year, Iran proposed a four-article plan to end the crisis in Syria.