Iran Won’t Take Part in Syria Summit

Of course they won’t, it’s far too much hassle to earn respect than to demand it. And so far the Mullahs are proving that they want to be respected for their terrorist ways, rather than taking small steps towards a larger goal of peace. What a joke.


Iran’s government has rejected a U.S. offer to participate in the upcoming Syrian summit in Switzerland. Reuters reports that the move is a snub to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s suggestion earlier this week that Tehran could play a constructive role “from the sidelines.”

The U.N.-backed Geneva 2 peace summit is set to convene on Jan. 22 and will host representatives of the Syrian opposition and President Bashar Assad’s government, with the aim of brokering an end to a bitter civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people and displaced millions.

Iran has thrown money and arms behind Assad’s embattled government in a bid to keep in power one of their chief allies in the Middle East.

According to Reuters, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that in order to participate in Switzerland Iran would effectively have to endorse the terms agreed during the “Geneva I” conference in…

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