Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations' joint special representative for Syria, announced today in Geneva that the U.S. has refused to let Iran participate at Geneva II, the Syria peace talks scheduled to be held in January.
“(Washington) were not convinced that inviting Iran to participate was the right thing to do,” Brahimi said. (BBC, 20 December)
Photo credit: Lakhdar Brahimi (C) waits with other delegates before a meeting at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva. December 20, 2013. (Reuters/VOA)