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UK FM says Iran could attend Geneva II talks on Syria

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says Iran could participate in Geneva II talks on Syria expected to be held in November.

Hague said on the sidelines of the so-called Friends of Syria group’s meeting in London on Tuesday that while Iran has yet no role in Geneva II talks, he is using the new positive diplomatic relations with Iran to urge it to play a “more constructive role” in the Syrian crisis.

“It is important that Iran play a more constructive role. I have discussed the situation in Syria with the new Iranian Foreign Minister,” Hague said.

“I have put it to him that Iran should be starting from the same position as the rest of us – from last year’s Geneva agreement which is that there should be a transitional government in Syria made up of regime and opposition, by mutual consent,” he added.

Hague was speaking shortly before the meeting in London of 11 foreign ministers from the so-called Friends of Syria group.

The meeting later ended with the Syrian foreign-backed opposition saying discord among Syrian opposition groups makes it impossible for a single front in the Geneva II talks.

By Press TV


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