Middle East

US envoy says Iran must back Syria interim government

Jordanian Foreign Minister and President of the United Nations Security Council Nasser Judeh, right, has a conversation with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the Security Council meeting began at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

UNITED NATIONS, United States: US ambassador to the United Nations Samanth Power said Monday that Iran must "explicitly" back an international call for a transitional government in Syria to take part in peace talks this week.

"Iran still has yet to demonstrate its willingness to explicitly and publicly subscribe to the full implementation of the Geneva communique that is a minimum requirement for participation in this peace process," Power, a top member of the US cabinet, told a UN Security Council meeting





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