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Italy wants all parties in Syria conflict at talks

'Apply 2012 UN Geneva Communique' says Bonino

22 January, 16:37
Italy wants all parties in Syria conflict at talks (ANSA) - Montreux, January 22 - Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said Wednesday at the first day of the international peace conference on Syria dubbed 'Geneva 2' that all parties to the conflict must be involved, including those not attending the talks.

The minister did not explicitly cite Iran, which was initially invited but had its invitation withdrawn at the last minute.

She underscored, however, that "the only way to solve this situation is to apply the 2012 UN Geneva Communique," drawn up in the first international talks on the conflict, a declaration that Tehran refused to recognise and which was the basis for its not being allowed to attend the talks underway.

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