Iran dismisses sideline role in Syria talks
Iran on Monday brushed aside a US offer of a sideline role in upcoming peace talks on Syria, saying Tehran would only accept offers that respect its "honor."


"Iran has always announced its readiness to participate without preconditions" in talks on Syria scheduled for January 22, foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told the official IRNA news agency. "(But) Tehran will only accept offers that preserve the honor of the Islamic republic," she said without elaborating. (AFP)