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Iran invited to Syria peace conference: Ban Ki Moon

Published on Jan 20, 2014 7:55 AM

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - Iran has been given a late invitation to this week's Syria peace conference, UN leader Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday.

Mr Ban said he made a late invitation to Iran after intensive talks with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who agreed to attend.

Iran’s involvement means that all the key countries linked to the worsening war will now be at the opening of the peace conference in Montreux, Switzerland
on Wednesday.

Talks between President Bashar al-Assad’s government and the opposition are due to start in Geneva on Friday.

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