Khatami to Attend Assad Funeral

Published June 12th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iranian president Mohammad Khatami will attend funeral services Tuesday in Damascus for Syrian president Hafez Assad, his office said Monday. 

Khatami will be accompanied by former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati who is foreign policy advisory to supreme leader Ayatollah Al Khamenei, the source said. 

After the Syrian president's death Saturday, Iran paid homage to Assad and expressed hope to continue Tehran's special relationship with Damascus. Iran has declared a three-day national mourning period - TEHRAN (AFP) 

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