EU’s diplomatic chief to visit Iran and Saudi Arabia for talks on Syria crisis

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini plans to visit Iran and Saudi Arabia this weekend to hold talks with the countries’ senior officials about the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi told IRNA that the EU’s diplomatic chief will arrive in Tehran late Friday night and begin her meetings and consultations with senior Iranian officials the following day.

“Mogherini will hold talks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and probably President [Hassan Rouhani] about bilateral cooperation, particularly on Syria’s developments,” Qassemi said.