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Iran calls for talks between Syria government, opposition

Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 01:11

Aug. 9 - The Iranian Foreign Minister calls for talks between opposing parties in Syria to end the violence. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Iran calls for talks to end the crisis in Syria. As rebels battle government forces in the fight for control of the country, Iran hosts a conference to help end the 16 month old conflict. More than 25 nations are called to the table in Iran -- none of them supporting the Syrian opposition. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says Syria must find its own path. (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, ALI AKBAR SALEHI, SAYING: "All the countries that have a role in the crisis in Syria must accept the reality that the political situation in Syria is such that -- the only way to reach a solution is through internal political talks." The Syrian government has said it is ready for dialogue --but opposition forces say there can be no talks if President Bashar al Assad remains in power.

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Iran calls for talks between Syria government, opposition

Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 01:11