Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moallem arrive for talks in Moscow, Russia, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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Russia and Iran criticized the U.N. chief's decision to withdraw Tehran's invitation to join this week's peace conference on Syria, as delegates began to arrive in Switzerland on Tuesday for the long-awaited talks.Russia and Iran, Syrian President Bashar Assad's two closest allies, criticized the U.N. over the decision to exclude Tehran.The controversy over Iran's participation in the talks reflected deep differences over Syria between the United States and Russia, which has been a key ally of Damascus, shielding Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime from U.N. sanctions and continuing to supply it with weapons throughout the civil war that has killed more than 130,000 .
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