Iran says Islamic State-linked groups at Riyadh talks – Fars agency

Iran says Islamic State-linked groups at Riyadh talks - Fars agency

ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday that some groups linked to the Islamic State militant group were involved in the talks in Riyadh to discuss forming a delegation for negotiations on the future of Syria, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Syrian opposition & rebel groups met in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Thursday to discuss forming a unified position against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"Some of the terrorist groups linked to Islamic state are involved in the talks … These terrorist groups will not be allowed to decide Syria's future," deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said, according to Fars.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi)

Source: “Reuters”