Russia says wants Iran, Egypt to take part in future Syria talks

By REUTERS
October 23, 2015 19:06

 
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday he wanted Iran and Egypt to take part in any future talks on Syria.

Lavrov was speaking in Vienna after a meeting between the United States, Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia which had been called to explore a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

"We requested that future contacts take place in a more representative format," Lavrov told reporters after the meeting, in comments broadcast on Russian state TV. He said that meant including Iran and Egypt in particular.

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