Tehran remains unclear on its participation in upcoming Syrian peace talks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 10
By Khalid Kazimov- Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said Tehran has not decided at what level it will participate during the upcoming Syrian peace talks.
"We have not decided on our participation in the Syrian peace talks due to its coinciding with President Hassan Rouhani's visit to Europe," Fars news agency quoted Zarif as saying on Nov 10.
US officials announced that the new round of Syrian peace talks has been postponed for two days and will, instead, be held on Nov 14 in Vienna.
The first round of talks, held in Vienna on Oct. 30, failed to reach agreement on Assad's fate, as Tehran expressed support for President Assad's government, while rival Saudi Arabia demanded he leave the country.
Heading a high ranking delegation, President Rouhani will leave Tehran for Rome on Nov. 14 in the first leg of his European tour.
On Nov. 16 Rouhani is scheduled to address the Leaders' Forum at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris.
This is the first time that an Iranian president has paid an official visit to Europe in ten years.