Withdrawal of Iran invitation shows UN is influenced by big powers, MP

Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA – A lawmaker said here on Wednesday that the United Nations move to withdraw its invitation to Iran to attend the Geneva talks on Syria proves that the international body is dependent and influenced by bullying powers.

Talking to IRNA, Mohammad Qasem Osmani underlined that withdrawal of the invitation by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was an unwise move.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the UN for disinviting Iran to the international conference on Syria to open in the Swiss city of Montreux later today.

Zarif stressed that the move has discredited the UN.