|Iran should attend Geneva confab on Syria: UN chief||
TEHRAN – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has once again underlined the importance of Iran’s presence in the long-awaited Geneva conference on Syria.
During a telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday, Ban briefed him on his efforts to hold the peace conference, due to take place on January 22, aimed at finding a political solution to the ongoing conflict in Syria.
The UN chief also underscored that all influential voices as well as the United Nations should make every effort to achieve a comprehensive political solution on the Syrian crisis.
Zarif, for his part, reiterated Iran’s support for a political solution to the crisis n the Arab country.
He added that it is only the Syrian people who can determine their own destiny, noting that other players can only help to pave the way to settle the issues.
According to the United Nations, the death toll in Syria surpassed 100,000 in June 2013, and millions displaced due to relentless militancy that has gripped the country since 2011.
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