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October 28, 2015 8:40 am

US Official Says Iran Invited to Attend Vienna Talks About Syria

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It is still unclear if Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend the talks in Vienna. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

It is still unclear if Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (pictured) will attend the talks in Vienna. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iran will be invited to participate in talks in Vienna on Friday to discuss ending the conflict in Syria, a dialogue aimed at finding a framework for political transition in Damascus, the US State Department said on Tuesday.

An official in the region, however, told Reuters that Iran had already been invited by the United States and Russia, and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian would attend the talks, while the presence of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was still under discussion.

Read full story at Reuters.

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