Great news: Iran invited to multi-party talks on Syria settlement

Great news: Iran invited to multi-party talks on Syria settlement

[Ed. – Disgusting.  Iran has been using Syria as a base to sponsor terrorism for decades — including the attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, 32 years ago this month — and is now being rewarded with the offer of a seat at the negotiating table.  Indeed, Iran has deployed hundreds of soldiers to Syria openly in the last month — and that move is now being legitimized, as a complete freebie, with the invitation to the talks.  Talk about “stupid power.”]

Iran has been invited to participate for the first time in international talks over Syria’s future, U.S. officials said Tuesday, a shift in strategy for the United States and its allies as they seek to halt the four-year civil war and eventually ease President Bashar Assad out of power.

Iran has yet to reply, the officials said. …

Washington had held out the possibility of Iran joining the discussions in future, but is only now offering Tehran a seat after days of behind-the-scenes negotiation, particularly with its regional rival Saudi Arabia. Russia extended the invitation. …

The U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey met last week in Vienna, putting forward new ideas to revive diplomatic hopes. However, they remained deeply divided over Assad’s future. …

Beyond Iran, this week’s gathering will expand to include countries such as Britain, France, Germany, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

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