Syria committed to Iran attending Geneva peace talks

2013-12-30 01:28:52 | Al Muslim News
Syria committed to Iran attending Geneva peace talks


Syria is committed to its key ally Iran attending peace conference next month to which it has yet to be invited, Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem said. It is illogical that the US or other opponents excludes this country from the conference for political reasons, Minister said. Iran does not figure on a list named by global peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in Geneva on Dec. 20 for the Jan. 22 conference dubbed Geneva 2. On Iran, we haven't agreed yet, Brahimi told media after talks with U.S. and Russian officials. It's no secret that we in the UN welcome the participation of Iran, but our partners in the US are still not convinced that Iran's participation would be the right thing in the peace confrence. UN chief Ban Ki-Moon said invitations to the peace talks would be sent by the end of the year and launched a fresh appeal for Iran to take part in it. The invitation list is near complete, I hope the question of Iran's participation is resolved soon, Ban Ki-Moon said in a briefing..

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