Iran says to host talks between Assad regime, rebels

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian announced that next week Tehran will host negotiations between representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and representatives of the various factions that are fighting to overthrow him.


The Islamic Republic News Agency said the day-long conference during which the talks will be held is titled, "No to violence, yes to democracy." (Dudi Cohen)