Luxembourg FM urges Iran presence in Syria talks

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Luxembourgish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Jean Asselborn has called for Iran's participation in the second round of internationally brokered peace talks between Syria's warring sides in Switzerland, Press TV reported.

"Iran should be involved in the process. Otherwise, I don't believe that the parties will succeed in taking a decision," he said on Monday.

Asselborn also expressed hope that Iran would be involved in the negotiations in the mid-term.

On Monday, the second round of negotiations known as the Geneva II Conference opened in the Swiss city of Geneva between the Syrian government delegation, led by Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, and foreign-backed opposition.

The first round of the talks aimed at containing the deadly violence ended inconclusively on January 31 amid sharp differences between representatives from the Syrian government and the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC).

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