|UN under-secretary general to visit Iran Monday||
TEHRAN – Jeffrey Feltman, the United Nations under-secretary-general for political affairs, is scheduled to visit Tehran on Monday to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East region.
Feltman, a former U.S. diplomat, will hold a meeting with new Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
According to reports, he is scheduled to discuss developments in Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon with Iranian officials.
Feltman had visited Iran while accompanying Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran in August 2012.
He has recently visited a number of other countries in the Middle East, such as Egypt. He arrived in Cairo on August 20 for talks with Egyptian officials on the country’s current state of unrest.
Before joining the United Nations, Feltman served as U.S. assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs from August 2009 to June 2012 with the rank of career minister. He was previously the United States ambassador to Lebanon from July 2004 to January 2008.
Before becoming ambassador to Lebanon, Feltman volunteered to serve at the Coalition Provisional Authority office in Irbil, Iraq, from January to April 2004. Prior to his work in Iraq, he was at the U.S. Consulate General in al-Quds (Jerusalem).
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