Iran disinvited, talks on Syria peace saved

Posted: January 21, 2014 at 3:14 a.m.

The United Nations Security Council meets at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council on Monday morning that he will have more to say on his invitation for Iran to join this week's peace talks on Syria later in the day.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

GENEVA — A last-minute United Nations invitation for Iran to join this week’s Syria peace talks threw the long-awaited Geneva conference into doubt Monday, forcing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to rescind his invitation under intense U.S. pressure after the Syrian opposition threatened to boycott.

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