Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, is set to embark on a diplomatic tour encompassing Lebanon, Syria, and Qatar for high-level discussions regarding bilateral and regional matters, as well as the developments on Gaza, a source told Iran Nuances.
In Beirut, Amirabdollahian’s agenda includes a series of dialogues with Lebanese officials and prominent figures within the resistance front. The visit has been scheduled for Friday, 9 February.
His itinerary also includes a visit to capital of Syria, Damascus, for deliberative engagements with Syrian authorities.
Subsequently, the Iranian Foreign Minister is anticipated to proceed to Doha. There, deliberations will center on the Gaza situation, engaging separately both Qatari and Palestinian officials, the latter including members from Hamas. A pivotal part of the consultations in these meetings is expected to revolve around crucial issues such as a ceasefire establishment, prisoner exchanges, and the facilitation of humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza.
As these discussions concerning ceasefire efforts and prisoner swaps gain complexity, a resolution has yet to be finalized. Meanwhile, concurrent with Gaza conflict, the United States and Israel have escalated regional tensions, executing military operations in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Lebanon, while also alleged to be behind the targeted killings of multiple resistance front commanders.
In a related vein, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is in the region and conducted meetings with Israeli authorities. His schedule also included visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, and the West Bank, delineating the heightened diplomatic activities in the region.