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Iran willing to talk peace in Syria ‘with any country’

Tehran is a top ally of Syria's Assad regime and is believed to have spent billions in aid to Damascus since 2011

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Iran is willing to discuss peace in Syria with any country, President Hassan Rowhani said on Tuesday, in response to a question about whether Iran could cooperate with Saudi Arabia and the United States on that topic.

“We will sit down at any table with countries inside and outside the region,” he said at a joint news conference in Tehran with Austria's President Heinz Fischer.

Tehran is a top ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and is believed to have supplied his government with billions of dollars since the Syrian conflict began in early 2011, according to reports earlier this year.