Despite having announced yesterday the possible presence of Tehran and the participation of a delegation from the Syrian opposition in the forthcoming Summit of peace known as Geneva II, this morning the UN decided to withdraw its invitation less than 24 hours after having extended it.
Ba Ki-moon, the UN General Secretary explained that the new divisions among the participants of the Conference, plus the pressure of the United States and the refusal of Iran to accept the conditions imposed by the UN, were the reasons to revoke the invitation to the Summit.
That diplomatic confusion leaves in evidence how complex will be a political transition in Syria, especially with the recent rise of jihadism among the ranks of the opposition of Bashar Al-Assad.
Iran initially agreed to participate in the Summit, but according to a spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “without preconditions”, causing the United States to put pressure on Ki-moon in taking back the invitation.
The Summit of peace on Syria, Geneva II, which starts on Wednesday and will take place in Montreaux, Switzerland, aims to achieve a consensus for the future of this country.