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MOSCOW, June 6 (Itar-Tass) - Iran’s participation in an international conference on Syria “will be needed, because Tehran can make a tangible contribution to overcome the crisis in the region and its aftermaths,” the Russian Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday in the comments on the results of the negotiations of representatives of the United Nations Organization, the United States and Russia in Geneva on Wednesday. The negotiators discussed practical aspects of preparation and holding of an international conference on Syria.
“The participants in the meeting noted the needed for a proper representation at a conference of all units of Syrian opposition,” the Russian Foreign Ministry stated. “Within the political process the Syrians should develop themselves the decisions, which are related with the development of their homeland, foreign parties will help them in this in every possible way,” the ministry said. Russia noted “the need for the neighbour countries to Syria and other influential regional players, particularly Iran, to participate in the conference.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry named a tripartite meeting in Geneva as a landmark stage for the run-up to the conference.