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Syria crisis: UN pulls Iran invitation to Geneva talks

The UN has withdrawn its invitation to Iran to join this week's peace conference on the Syria crisis in Switzerland.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was "deeply disappointed" with Iran over public statements made on Monday that indicated they failed to back the plan to form a Syrian transitional government, which is the basis of the conference.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said the talks "will proceed without Iran's participation".

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