Zarif, UN Envoy Confer on Latest Developments on Syria Conference
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s chief diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif and UN-Arab League Special Envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi discussed the latest decisions on the international efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis.
In his phone contact with Zarif, Brahimi briefed the Iranian foreign minister on the latest developments concerning Geneva 2 conference on Syria, due to be held on January 22.
The Iranian minister, for his part, called for special attention to the political solution to the Syrian crisis and focus on Syrian-Syrian talks for finding a negotiated solution to the crisis.
The conversation came after Brahimi told media on Friday that Iran's participation at the Syria peace conference had not been decided upon yet due to the US opposition.
"The US is still not convinced Iran's participation would be the right thing to do," said Brahimi at a news conference after a day of meetings with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Syria’s neighbors Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.
“Iran is not off the list for the moment," he added.
According to Brahimi, about 30 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Brazil, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, would be invited to the day-long conference on January 22 in the Swiss city of Montreux.