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Syria talks

Syria talks to start by March 14: UN

The UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura plans to start substantive peace talks by March 14, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, five days later than his planned start on March 9. Although the talks will officially resume on March 9, so


Iran in new Syria talks ploy

Iran is reportedly seeking to engage in exclusive negotiations with the US to decide the fate of Syria. According to a report posted on the website of Middle East Online, Tehran expressed its readiness to drop its ally Bashar Al A


Iran excluded from Syria talks over boycott threat

The United Nations has withdrawn a last-minute invitation to Iran to attend peace talks on Syria on Monday after the Syrian opposition threatened to boycott this week's conference if President Bashar al-Assad's main sponsor took part.


Difficult to have Iran at Syria talks, says US official

A senior US official said on Friday that it was "difficult to imagine" Iran attending Syrian peace talks next month as it had not endorsed the June 2012 communique calling for a transitional government and was providing military suppor

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