A Syrian man walks towards a destroyed Syrian army tank parked outside the Azaz mosque, north of the restive city of Aleppo, on August 2, 2012.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Kazakh counterpart Yerzhan Kazykhanov have exchanged viewpoints on the latest regional developments, particularly the months-long crisis in Syria.
During a telephone conversation on Thursday evening, the two sides discussed regional issues of mutual interest and placed particular emphasis on the ongoing Syrian conflict.
Also on Thursday, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan announced his decision to quit his mission due to lack of support and increasing violence of the Syrian unrest.
Annan, who was appointed to the task on February 23, proposed a six-point peace plan to restore calm in Syria.
The proposal envisaged a ceasefire between foreign-backed insurgents and the Syrian government forces, a deal which went into effect in mid-April but failed to end the violence as the insurgents refused to lay down their arms.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011, with many people, including large number of security forces, killed in the turmoil.
While the West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of the killings, Damascus blames outlaws, saboteurs and insurgents for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.