Moscow: Assad agrees to attend Syria conference

A foreign ministry spokesman in Moscow said Friday that Syria has agreed in principle to participate in the conference that Russia and the US have proposed next month in Geneva. But he said it is impossible to set a date yet because it is not clear who will speak for the Syrian opposition. DEBKAfile: The main obstacle to setting a date is the Russian and Syrian demand to invite Iran and the Obama administration’s difficulty in reaching a decision.

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