The UN-Arab League envoy to Syria arrived in Tehran on Saturday for talks with the foreign minister of Iran, a top ally of the Damascus regime, Mehr news agency said.
Lakhdar Brahimi is pressing a tour in the region to drum up support in preparation for an international peace conference on Syria, which may take place in late November.
In Tehran, Brahimi is to hold talks on Saturday with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, whose government is due to be invited to the talks dubbed Geneva 2.
Brahimi has already visited Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar to try to muster support for the talks on ending the 31-month conflict in Syria. [AFP]