TEHRAN: The political affairs chief of the United Nations, Jeffrey Feltman, is to visit Iran today to discuss the war in Syria and unrest in Egypt and Lebanon, a report said.
Feltman is to hold talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Mehr news agency reported.
The agency did not provide any details on the visit, the first by a top UN official since Secretary General Ban Ki-moon travelled to Iran in August 2012 to attend a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.
Iran yesterday warned against any US military intervention in Syria, where the opposition has accused the regime of using chemical weapons last week that killed hundreds.
The Islamic republic also backs the powerful Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah, whose members have been fighting alongside Syrian regular forces for several months against a range of rebel forces out to topple the Damascus regime.