South Asia and Beyond

Jaishankar Meets New Iranian President

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has touched base in Tehran with newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi, handing over a letter from Narendra Modi. He also met his counterpart Javad Zarif. It’s not clear whether the latter, an appointee of ex-president Rouhani, will continue to serve or move on once a replacement is named. Jaishankar is on his way to Moscow for consultations on Afghanistan among other issues.