Rouhani Tweet Streak on Syria Peace Talks

January 23, 2014

            On January 22, President Hassan Rouhani said that Syria peace conference in Geneva “has already failed before it has started” because of the “lack of influential players in the meeting.” He criticized the gathering for inviting “states which sponsor terrorism and those responsible for instability in the region,” according to Iranian state media. The United Nations had revoked its invitation to Iran to attend the talks two days earlier. The following tweets are based on Rouhani’s comments before leaving for the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Rouhani has acknowledged that his tweets are posted by his “friends.”