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UN's Ban Invites Iran to Syrian Peace Talks

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he has formally invited Iran to join this week's Syrian peace talks in Geneva.Mr. Ban told reporters on Sunday that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif understands the basis of the talks is setting up a transitional government in Syria. That goal was set out in a 2012 Geneva conference on Syria.The U.N. chief says Zarif has pledged that Iran will play a positive and constructive role in the new talks.Iran has so far rejected the...

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