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China backs Kofi Annan's call to include Iran in talks over Syria
China threw its weight behind UN envoy Kofi Annan on Wednesday, backing his call to include Iran in internationally-brokered talks to resolve Syria's crisis, in the face of strong Western opposition.
"China believes that the appropriate resolution of the Syria issue cannot be separated from the countries in the region, especially the support and participation of those countries that
are influential on relevant sides in Syria," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said in Beijing.