David Cameron to meet Iranian president over Syria conflict
28 September 2015
From the section UK Politics
Prime Minister David Cameron will hold face-to-face talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as part of a bid to revive the Syrian peace process.
The pair will meet on Tuesday in New York, where they are both attending a United Nations summit.
Mr Cameron said he hoped to bolster regional support for a political settlement in Syria.
Efforts to engage Tehran in a push to end Syria’s civil war have been spurred by a thaw in relations with the west.
Last month, the British embassy in Iran reopened nearly four years after it was closed after it was stormed by protesters during a demonstration against sanctions.
And in July, Tehran reached a deal with six world powers aimed at curbing its nuclear programme.
Iran has been a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in recent years.
Mr Cameron is expected to drop his opposition …read more
Source:: BBC UK