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January 20, 2014 10:06 pm

U.S. Welcomes Cancellation of Iran Invite to Syria Talks

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Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. Photo: WEF.

Boston Herald – WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday welcomed U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon’s decision to rescind his invitation to Iran to attend an international conference on Syria this week, saying it hoped the move would refocus attention on the goals of the meeting.

“We are hopeful that, in the wake of today’s announcement, all parties can now return to focus on the task at hand, which is bringing an end to the suffering of the Syrian people and beginning a process toward a long overdue political transition,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

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