Kerry appeals to Iran to take part in international conference on Syria

Dubai, Jan 5, IRNA – US Secretary of State on Sunday appealed to Iran to take part in International Conference on Syria scheduled to be held in Switzerland on January 22.

“Now, could they contribute from the sidelines? Are there ways for them conceivably to weigh in? Can their mission that is already in Geneva be there in order in order to help the process?”

Last week, United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said that he would forward invitation to Iran to take part in the international conference on Syria.

Kerry made it clear that the UN secretary general will invite Iran to the conference.

He said that it is up to Iran whether or not to accept the invitation.

“It has to be determined by Iranians themselves.”