"We have announced readiness to find a political solution (to Syria crisis) and to have a constructive and effective presence in Geneva II," a news agency reported citing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Sunday here at a joint press conference with his visiting Italian counterpart Emma Bonino.

"We believe that the view which prevents Iran from playing a positive role on Syria issue is not realistic."

On Friday, UN-Arab League joint special representative to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said that US had not agreed on Iran's participation in the upcoming international peace talks on Syria.

Italian government, however, has said that it supports Iran's positive presence in Geneva II conference on Syria.

"We want positive presence of Iran in the international conference of Geneva II on Syria crisis," said Italian Foreign Minister Bonino during the joint press conference on Sunday.

"Geneva II conference is the will of United Nations to solve Syria crisis," she said, adding that "all the countries which have influence to stop tragedy in Syria should attend Geneva II conference".

"We hope the participants in the upcoming conference will find a solution to the crisis in the country," she said.

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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