|U.S. says is weighing Iran’s participation in Syria conference||
TEHRAN – The United States is considering Iran’s participation in the long-awaited international Geneva II conference meant to resolve the crisis in Syria, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Thursday.
The UN Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Iran's participation in a Syria peace conference at their meeting in London on Monday, Psaki told a news briefing, Reuters reported.
"We continue to discuss with our allies and stakeholders whether Iran should participate," Psaki said, adding, "Our position remains the same, which is that any party (which) would be included in Geneva 2 must accept and publicly support the Geneva communique," which calls for a transitional government in Syria.
"That is not what Iran has done, and if they were to do that we would be more open to their participation," Psaki added.
Iran has said that it would not accept any precondition for participation in the peace conference on Syria.
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