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Syria Peace Talks: Russia Criticizes Rescinding Of Iran's Invitation

have a peek at this website /> to rescind Iran's invitation Iran had already announced that it was not coming to the talks in Switzerland The goal of the talks is to set up a transitional government to help end the violence in Syria (CNN) -- It was a mistake for the United Nations to rescind an invitation to Iran to participate in peace talks on Syria this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday in Moscow. He added however that it is "not a catastrophe." Lavrov said U.N. members supporting regime change in Syria had forced the United Nations to un-invite Tehran to the talks in Switzerland, known as Geneva 2. He pointed out that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, among others, recognized publicly that Iran is an important player in resolving the Syrian conflict. Iran had already announced Monday that it wouldn't be attending the peace conference my review here because it would not tolerate any preconditions for joining the talks -- including acceptance of the framework laid out in read here a previous conference which foresees a transitional government. Louay Safi, a spokesman for the Syrian National Coalition, said Iran's attendance would have been "a deal-breaker." He told CNN that U.N.
More: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/europe/syria-geneva-talks/index.html

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