The "Geneva 2" peace conference
aimed at ending the conflict in Syria will take place on January
22, the spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in
a statement on Monday, ending six months of wrangling over a
date for the talks.
"We will go to Geneva with a mission of hope," said the
statement, which did not say who would attend and made no
mention of whether Iran would be invited, a question that has
divided the United States and Russia in the past.