U.N. backs down in standoff over Iran, opening way for Syria peace talks
Liz Sly and Anne GearanISTANBUL — The United Nations on Monday revoked an invitation to Iran to attend a crucial peace conference on Syria in Switzerland, culminating a day of chaotic international diplomacy that included loud U.S. objection to Iran’s participation and a threat by the Syrian opposition to boycott the talks.
Under intense American pressure, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon rescinded the invitation to Iran, issued only 24 hours earlier. The main Syrian opposition bloc almost immediately announced that it would join the talks, which are set to begin Wednesday.
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"U.N. backs down in standoff over Iran, opening way for Syria peace talks", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2014. Consulté le 02/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/u-n-backs-down-in-standoff-over-iran-opening-way-for-syria-peace-talks