A UN spokesperson today (20 January) said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was "dismayed" by the latest developments regarding participation in the Geneva Conference on Syria as "some key participants have conditioned their acceptance to the inclusion or exclusion of other delegations." Martin Nesirski, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General said Iran, "despite assurances provided orally to the Secretary-General, has made a disappointing public statement that suggests Iran doers not accept that the basis for the Geneva Conference, as defined by the two initiating states, the Russian Federation and the United States, is the full implementation of the 30th of June 20012 Geneva Communiqué, including the establishment by mutual consent of a transitional governing body with full executive powers." UNTV
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