Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, will arrive today in Tehran on a previously unannounced visit. Lavraov will meet Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at 7:30pm local time. He is scheduled to leave Tehran for Moscow later tonight.
Lavrov accompanied President Putin during his recent visit to Tehran. His unexpected visit today is believed to be linked to Larijani’s resignation and the future of Iran’s nuclear program.