Iran says to pull out of Syria talks if unconstructive, citing Saudi negative role: ISNA

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 02, 2015 6:55 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it would pull out of Syria peace talks if it found them unconstructive, citing Saudi Arabia's negative role, according to the ISNA news agency.

"In the first round of talks, some countries, especially Saudi Arabia, played a negative and unconstructive role … Iran will not participate if the talks are not fruitful," ISNA cited deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian as saying.

World powers and regional rivals met in Vienna on Friday for talks on a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

(Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Toby Chopra)