Italy Denies Plans for Friends of Syria Meeting in Rome
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Italian foreign ministry denied a news report that top officials from countries that support the Syrian opposition planned to meet in Rome, saying no such meeting was scheduled.
The Italian foreign ministry denied reports that the Friends of Syria group of nations would meet in Rome this weekend.
Earlier a diplomatic source told Reuters that a meeting of the group was due to take place on September 8.
There were similar reports in Italian media.
The 11 countries that make up the Friends of Syria grouping include the United States and France, which are both mulling military action against the Syrian regime. Britain, Turkey and Qatar are also members.