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Annan says talks with Iranian officials focus on worrying situation in Middle East

Tehran, Sept 2, IRNA-Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan said in Tehran on Saturday that his negotiations with Iranian officials has focused on 'the worrying situation in the Middle East'.

He told IRNA that he expected his negotiations would help ease tension in the Middle East which is alarming for the international community.

"My visit to Iran aims to survey the latest events in Lebanon and ways to enforce the UN Security Council Resolution 1701 about Israeli conflict with Lebanon."

He expressed pleasure with his second visit to Iran and holding new series of talks with Iranian officials.

Touring the Middle East, Annan arrived in Tehran at noon on Saturday.

During his two-day stay in Tehran, Annan is scheduled to hold talks with Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani, Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

The agenda of the talks are Israeli invasion of Lebanon and Iranian nuclear program.

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