Senior State Department officials said on today that Iran won't attend peace talks "Geneva-2" due to take place in Switzerland this month,.
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that barring a dramatic change in Tehran's position, Iran would neither participate formally in the Jan. 22 talks nor join informally on the sidelines.
"That's right, they're not coming", said one of the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity.
On Sunday, U.S Secretary of State "John Kerry" had said there might be ways that Iran could "contribute from the sidelines" at the so-called Geneva-2 peace conference, which will take place in Montreux, Switzerland.
While Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N special envoy for Syria, backs a role for Tehran in the Geneva-2 conference, Kerry has said it can't participate formally because it does not accept the 2012 agreement.