DAMASCUS, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus Wednesday morning, calling for countering the rampant terrorism by all concerned parties, local source told Xinhua.
Zarif, wrapping up a regional tour, arrived in the international airport of Damascus from Jordan, where he met with officials on the importance of political solution to the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Remarking upon arriving, Zarif called on all parties to work to put an end to the radicalism and terrorism, according to the state- run SANA news agency.
Recent regional and international talks have been focused on the participation of Iran in the upcoming Geneva II peace conference on Syria, following the Western powers rejection of such participation.
Iran said it would take part in the conference if it is invited without preconditions from the West. The Persian country has been a main backer of the Syrian government during Syria's long-standing conflict.