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Monday January 20, 2014 MYT 9:45:54 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Sunday a UN invitation to Iran to participate in Syrian peace talks on January 22 should be withdrawn unless Tehran publicly states its support for a 2012 agreement that establishes a transition government in Syria.
"If Iran does not fully and publicly accept the Geneva communiqué, the invitation must be rescinded," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.
The United States has long said that Iran should not be allowed to attend the talks in Switzerland on January 22 until it states its support for a June 2012 agreement for a political transition in Syria.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is leading the U.S. delegation to the talks.
(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Eric Walsh)
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