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UN withdrew Syria talks invite 'under pressure': Iran

Published on Jan 21, 2014 5:40 PM

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday the United Nations had abruptly withdrawn Tehran's invitation to highly anticipated peace talks on Syria "under pressure".

"We regret that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn the invitation under pressure," Mr Zarif said in remarks reported by the ISNA news agency.