Iran says will 'definitely' take part in Syria talks in Vienna

Syrians gather at the site of a reported air strike by government forces in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, on November 7, 2015Iran will “definitely” attend international talks in Vienna on the Syrian conflict this weekend, a foreign ministry spokesman said on state television without specifying the level of Tehran’s delegation. The talks due to take place from Saturday will bring together 17 countries and three international bodies and are the second round of negotiations between foreign actors with a stake in Syria’s war. Iran is the main regional ally of Syria and provides President Bashar al-Assad with financial and military aid, including by posting military advisers on the ground.

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