Iran Says Will Attend Syria Talks, Rejects Conditions
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January 20, 2014

Via AFP:

Iran will attend Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland but without preconditions, foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told the official IRNA news agency.

"Based on the official invitation, Iran will participate in this conference without any preconditions," Afkham was quoted as saying.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sparked a furore Sunday by inviting Iran to the so-called Geneva II peace talks due to open on Wednesday.

Ban's invitation came after Tehran vowed to play a "very positive and constructive role" in efforts to end Syria's worsening three-year civil war that...

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