Iran will host on Wednesday an international forum to help find a “political solution” for the conflict in ally Syria, the foreign ministry said, as France, the United States and Russia push for their own peace conference.
“More than 40 countries and a representative of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan are expected to attend,” deputy foreign minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, on Monday told Al-Alam Arabic-language television.
Anan is a former UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, where activists say more than 94,000 people have been killed since the uprising to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad erupted in March 2011.
Amir Abdollahian did not identify the countries expected to attend the Iran conference which is billed as a meeting to focus on “political solution and regional stability.”
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