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Ban: Iran Will Not Attend Syrian Peace Talks

This week's Syrian peace talks in Geneva will take place without Iran's participation. A U.N. spokesman made the announcement late Monday, after Iran rejected the idea of a transitional government in Syria. That proposed transitional government will be a key component of discussions at the peace talks. Such a body likely would exclude Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a major Iranian ally. The U.N. spokesman Monday said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply disappointed that...

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