White House: All stakeholders needed for Syria peace talks

October 28, 2015 18:52

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - Upcoming Syrian peace talks will only be meaningful if all parties involved are invited to the discussions, the White House said on Wednesday, adding that Iran's participation should not overshadow efforts to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.

Asked about Iran's invitation to the talks, which are scheduled for Friday, White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters: "The United States is prepared to work with any nation, including Russia and Iran, to resolve the conflict in Syria."

He added that the United States believes that for the multilateral talks to work "all key stakeholders to be present."

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