"U.S. has created Syrian conflict, US irrelevant in Syria talks, invitation not accepted" Iranian MP. (Taz).
The United States is the one side which has created the Syrian conflict and Iran does not consider holding talks with the US administration over the crisis, a senior Iranian MP has said.
Iran believes that the US is the one that started the crisis by creating and then backing terrorist groups such as the ISIL and other Takfiri groups, and therefore Washington is not fit to be a focal point in the Syria talks, Esmail Kosari, member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, told Trend September 26.
His remarks came in response to a new US initiative that has invited Iran and a number of other countries to the Syria talks.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will try to launch a new initiative for a political solution in Syria during meetings in New York in the next week, starting with talks with his Iranian counterpart on Saturday, U.S. and other Western officials said.
The new approach - which officials stressed was in its infancy - could bring together Russia, a major ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Saudi Arabia and countries such as Turkey and Qatar, which support Syrian
It would be irrelevant for the US to place itself at the center of the talks while it is committing crimes in Syria, Yemen, and other places, Kosari stressed.
It is also irrelevant that European countries _ which have rejected the war refugees _ say they would accept Iran as part of the talks, he said, adding that on the contrary, it is Tehran which would not consider these countries as suitable sides to the Syria talks.
The MP marked the new US move as a retreat, noting that while previously Washington would stress that even current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no place in the talks, now it says Assad should be part of a solution to the Syrian crisis. Hmmm...... 'A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste death but once'. - William Shakespeare .