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Iran’s Foreign Minister Offers Help With Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Iran is ready to participate in the Geneva II process in Syria, but only if asked, says Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to the media after a meeting of the foreign ministers representing the permanent five member countries of the United Nations Security Council, including Germany, at the U.N. Headquarters in New York September 26, 2013. U.S. and Iranian officials emerged upbeat on Thursday from a meeting on Iran's nuclear program but both sides also sounded a cautionary note, with the United States saying there was more work to do and Iran insisting on quick sanctions relie

NEW YORK — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran should be invited to the Geneva II talks on Syria and is willing to help with implementation of the agreement to rid Syria of chemical weapons.

Zarif, in an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, said that Iran is prepared to move quickly on the nuclear file.

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