19-01-2020 11:57 AM Jerusalem Timing

Jalili in Syria for Talks with Assad: Officials

Jalili in Syria for Talks with Assad: Officials

The Head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, was expected in Damascus on Saturday for a meeting with President Bashar al-Assad, AFP reported.

The Head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, SaeePresident Assad meeting Jalili (archive)d Jalili, was expected in Damascus on Saturday for a meeting with President Bashar al-Assad, Agence France Presse quoted security officials as saying.

Jalili would also meet with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi and Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, the officials told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Jalili, who last visited Damascus in August 2012, is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator and a close aide to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei.

His visit was also confirmed by Al-Alam television channel, which reported that the trip would be important-- although it did not elaborate.

The vivist comes few days after the Zionist entity launched an airstrike against a scientific research center situated between Damascus and the Lebanese border, killing two people and injuring five others.