International envoy to Syria and former UN chief Kofi Annan today appealed to Iran, Syria’s key supporter, to help end the violence and bring about ceasefire in the country. Annan arrived in Tehran on a visit to solicit Tehran’s support for his peace plan to push Damascus to withdraw its troops from cities and halt all violence by Thursday. He held talks with senior Iranian officials including Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi. Annan said later that Iran agreed on the need to “find a peaceful solution to the crisis” and he voiced optimism that the situation on the ground would improve by Thursday’s deadline.
Photo: Kofi Annan (l.) meeting with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili. Tehran. 11 April 2012. Fars