Senior Iranian official in Damascus following Jamraya strike

Saeed Jalili, head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, visited Damascus Saturday for urgent discussions with Syrian ruler Bashar Assad and other officials, following the Israel air strike which foreign sources report took place Wednesday against the military complex near Damascus. Jalili, a close aide to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is also senior Iranian nuclear negotiator.  Iranian TV said the trip was “important.”

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