Iran was invited to Geneva-2, after intensive talks between UN leader Ban Ki-moon and foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who agreed to attend the Syria peace talks.
Iran’s involvement means that all the key countries linked to the worsening war in Syria will now be at the opening of the peace conference in Montreux, Switzerland on Wednesday.
The UN chief said on Sunday that he had invited Iran to attend this week’s Syria peace conference in Switzerland, also known as Geneva II.
“I have decided to issue some additional invitations to the one- day gathering in Montreux. They are Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Greece, the Holy See, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea and Iran,” Ban said in the United Nations.