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Over 30 countries are due to send their representatives to Iran to participate in a conference on the Syrian crisis, a senior lawmaker announced on Saturday.
Head of the Center for Strategic Research of Iranˈs Expediency Council, Ali-Akbar Velayati said here on Friday that the Syrian presidential elections would strengthen the legitimacy of the countryˈs President Bashar Al-Assad.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham dismissed a Wall Street Journal report alleging that the IRGC is recruiting Afghan refugees to fight in Syria, saying the report is "completely baseless" and aimed at "damaging Iran's face in Afghanistan".
In an exclusive interview with Mehr News correspondent, Australian pilgrim to Syria, Father Dave – David Smith – has said that he would go to Syria to do boxing with Syrian children and delight them.
Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran's Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati and visiting New Zealander Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade Gerard van Bohemen discussed the latest developments in the region, and underlined the need for the exhaustion of all diplomatic capacities to end the 3-year-long bloodshed in Syria.