Iran invited to Munich security conference
Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) Wolfgang Ischinger has called upon Iran to dispatch a high-profile representative to the 50th edition of the international event, Press TV reported.
He said on Friday that an invitation has been delivered to the Islamic Republic, adding that he expects either Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif or even a higher ranking official to attend the conference.
The 50th Munich Security Conference is set to be held from January 31 to February 2, 2014.
The conference will be attended by high-ranking decision-makers in foreign and security policy, business sector activists as well as civil society representatives.
The 49th Munich Security Conference, which ran from February 1 to 3, 2013, featured talks regarding the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Syria has been gripped by a deadly crisis since 2011. Reports indicate that the Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside the country.
According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in the violence.