U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry indicated Monday that Iran may be participating in the upcoming peace talks on Syria—the first time there has been any acknowledgment that Iran could play a role. Kerry said Iran could contribute to “the sidelines” and there will be limits to how big a role Tehran could play in helping create a transitional government in Syria. Russia, which has been one of Bashar al-Assad’s best friends in the western world, has insisted that Iran take part in the negotiations, but France and the U.S. have insisted Iran can only play a role if it is willing to agree to the Syrian president handing over power to a transitional government. Meanwhile, Syrian activists said rebel infighting has spread from the country’s north to its east, an area dominated by a group affiliated with al Qaeda.
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