Skip to comments.UN chief invites Iran to Geneva II
Posted on 01/19/2014 6:35:34 PM PST by mac_truck
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday that he had invited Iran to attend this week's Syria peace conference in Switzerland, also known as Geneva II.
"I have decided to issue some additional invitations to the one-day gathering in Montreux. They are: Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Greece, the Holy See, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, and Iran," Ban told reporters here at a press conference.
"I believe the expanded international presence on that day will be an important and useful show of solidarity in advance of the hard work that the Syrian government and opposition delegations will begin two days later in Geneva," he said.
The UN chief will depart for Montreux on Monday to chair the event, which will be held in two parts. Following its opening session in Montreux on January 22, it will then move on January 24 to the Palais des Nations in Geneva where Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations and Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, will facilitate the talks between the two Syrian parties.
Recent regional and international talks have focused on whether Iran will participate in the upcoming Geneva II peace conference or not, following attempts by Western powers to curb the Islamic republic's participation.
"I believe strongly that Iran needs to be part of the solution to the Syrian crisis," Ban said at the press conference.
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“”I believe strongly that Iran needs to be part of the solution to the Syrian crisis,” Ban said at the press conference.”
Ha ha ha
When TF will we disband and kick out these MFs
So what’s the crescent moon on Banky’s lapel? The family crest? Gets his suits made in Tehran? Door handle to the outhouse?