Syria opposition to attend talks after Iran disinvited

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The opposition Syrian National coalition said that it will attend Wednesday's Geneva II peace conference after UN chief Ban Ki-moon withdrew an invitation to Iran to participate in the parley, dpa reported.

"The coalition confirms that they are going to the Geneva peace talks ... after the UN statement was issued," Walid Sayfour, the coalition's ambassador to London, confirmed to dpa.

Ban angered the Syrian opposition when he sent an invitation late Sunday to Iran to attend the international talks.

The offer came as a shock to the Syrian opposition which issued an immediate ultimatum that it would drop out if Iran attended the peace conference.

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