Syrian opposition leader to meet Iran's foreign minister

MUNICH Sat Feb 2, 2013 8:10pm GMT

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MUNICH (Reuters) - Syrian opposition leader Moaz Alkhatib said on Saturday he would meet Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in Germany this weekend to discuss finding a solution to the Syrian crisis.

"I confirm that I will be meeting the Iranian foreign minister to discuss finding a way to remove the regime with the least possible bloodshed and loss of life. I had already met (Russian Foreign Minister) Sergei Lavrov and (U.S. Vice-President) Joe Biden for this purpose," he told Reuters.

Alkhatib, Salehi, Lavrov and Biden are all attending a security conference in Munich.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis; Writing by Adrian Croft)