Britain: Iran can join Syria peace talks only if it changes tack

LONDON Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:47am EDT

Members of the Free Syrian Army check an improvised mortar shell in Deir al-Zor July 15, 2013. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Members of the Free Syrian Army check an improvised mortar shell in Deir al-Zor July 15, 2013. Picture taken July 15, 2013.

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LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday that Iran would have to accept proposals to bring about peace in Syria agreed at an international conference in Geneva last year before it could take part in any new peace talks.

"A good starting point would be acceptance of 'Geneva One' ... and that is something we haven't heard from Iran as yet," Hague told lawmakers. The conference agreed that Syria needed a transitional government with executive powers to attain peace, he said.

(Reporting By Andrew Osborn; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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Logical123 wrote:
Who is Britain to set conditions on the attendance of Iran? How about if Britain stops supporting the murderous rebels in Syria?

Jul 16, 2013 1:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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