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Syria: Annan to visit Tehran next week

March 28, on the sidelines of a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Tayiip, the Iranian minister said that M.Annan would travel to Tehran on April 2, but this information was subsequently denied by spokesmen the outfall.

Wednesday morning, M.Salehi explained that Kofi Annan’s visit to Iran was postponed due to a busy schedule of the former secretary of the UN agency reported.

Previously, M.Annan reported that Syrian authorities had accepted the April 10 to begin implementing his peace plan. According to international media, Damascus pledged to withdraw government troops of Syrian cities by April 10.

The six-point plan formulated by Kofi Annan provides for the immediate cessation of all forms of violence by the parties involved in the conflict, launching a political dialogue and the withdrawal of government forces of Syrian cities. The document reiterates the need to release political prisoners, to initiate a national dialogue and provide humanitarian assistance to areas affected by the confrontation.

The Iranian foreign minister welcomed the adoption of the Annan Plan by the Security Council, noting also that after their withdrawal, government troops should not be replaced by any armed force.

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