TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Iran is ready to play a " constructive" role in upcoming Geneva II conference on Syria if it is invited, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Sunday.
"We have announced readiness to find a political solution (to Syria crisis) and to have a constructive and effective presence in Geneva II," Zarif said here at a joint press conference with his visiting Italian counterpart.
"We believe that the view which prevents Iran from playing a positive role on Syria issue is not realistic," he aid.
On Friday, UN-Arab League joint special representative to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said that the United States had not agreed on Iran's participation in the upcoming international peace talks on Syria.
"We hope the efforts (to solve Syria issue) will be based on realities," Zarif said, reiterating that if Iran is invited, it will take part in the forthcoming conference on Syria.
He stressed only political dialogues among the Syrians can solve the problems of the country, and that outsiders to the Syrian conflict cannot decide on the Syrians' future.
Iran, the main regional ally of the Syrian government, has condemned foreign intervention and terrorists' involvement in the Syrian conflict. It has also urged for a ceasefire in Syria prior to Geneva II conference.
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