Annan speaks with leaders of Syria and Iran in bid to promote stability in Lebanon

Annan speaks with leaders of Syria and Iran in bid to promote stability in Lebanon

In a bid to promote stability in Lebanon, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the leaders of Iran and Syria to advocate dialogue as a means to resolve differences in the country.

In a bid to promote stability in Lebanon, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the leaders of Iran and Syria to advocate dialogue as a means to resolve differences in the country.

“The Secretary-General spoke with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and President Basher Al-Assad of Syria about developments in Lebanon and the need for countries in the region in particular and the international community as a whole to promote the stability and the unity of Lebanon,” a UN spokesman said.

“He urged them to counsel the parties concerned to exercise patience and resolve their differences through dialogue,” the spokesman added in a statement issued in St. Gallen, Switzerland, where Mr. Annan is traveling on official business.