Syria – Iran’s participation in the Geneva II conference
Excerpts from the daily press briefing by Vincent Floreani, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ deputy spokesman (Paris, january 20th 2014)
Syria – Iran’s participation in the Geneva II conference: statement by M. Laurent Fabius
Here is the statement made this morning by the Foreign Minister:
“The United Nations Secretary-General’s letter of invitation to the Geneva conference specifies clearly that the aim of that conference is to establish a transitional government in Syria with full executive powers.
“Participation in Geneva II is conditional on explicitly accepting this mandate. Under these conditions and in the very interest of the search for peace, it is clear that no country can take part in the conference unless it expressly accepts that conference’s mandate.”