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Snubbed Iran doubts success of Syria peace talks

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

The chances of Syria peace talks in Switzerland succeeding without the participation of Damascus ally Iran are "not that great", an Iranian minister said Tuesday.

Deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi's comments to state television came a day after the United Nations abruptly cancelled Tehran's invitation to Wednesday's conference over its refusal to back calls or a transitional government to end the war in Syria.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/snubbed-iran-doubts-success-syria-peace-talks-0