Iran denies reports Assad in Tehran

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 28, 2013 4:15 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran denied reports on Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had flown to Iran, according to Iran's English-language state broadcaster Press TV.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi said the reports were "ridiculous," Press TV said.

Some financial market participants on Wednesday were citing reports in Middle East outlets that Assad had left Syria for Iran.

(Reporting By Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Janet Lawrence/Jeremy Gaunt)