While momentum has been with the hopes that Iran has gone full-peace-tard and following Iran's foreign ministry stating earlier that it would attend the conference on Syria, known as Geneva II; senior US officials have stepped in...
- *IRAN NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SYRIA CONFERENCE, US OFFICALS SAY: AP
- *U.S. SAID TO WANT UN TO RESCIND IRAN INVIATION TO SYRIA TALK
- *IRAN FAILS TO MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR GENEVA II TALKS:US OFFICIAL
After practically inviting them, the US demands that the UN rescind the invitation to Iran to attend since it "falls well short" of what is required.
Senior U.S. officials say Iran has still not met the criteria to participate in an upcoming international conference on Syria and its invitation to attend should be withdrawn unless it fully and publicly endorses the aims of the meeting.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, the officials said public statements from Iran about the conference, known as Geneva II, fall "well short" of what is required for Tehran's participation. They said that the United Nations must rescind the invitation unless that changes. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter by name. But, their comments tracked with a statement the State Department issued on Sunday.
The officials spoke after Iran's foreign ministry said earlier Monday that it would attend without preconditions.
Perhaps more than ironically time though, Europe seems ok with it...
- *EU SUSPENDS 'CERTAIN EU SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN'