Essential Engagement

Essential EngagementEssential Engagement

Antonio Guterres, the UN high commissioner for refugees, believes that Iran needs to be involved in international efforts to resolve the lingering Syria conflict. “Everyone understands the danger, not only to the region, but to global security,” he said during a visit to the Washington Post editorial board. “The differences [between countries], even if very important, represent less than the dangers we are all facing because of the Syria crisis.” Guterres praised the idea of bringing together countries in a meeting like the one in Vienna. “The United States and Russia are key conveners,” he said. “But there will be no solution if you don’t also engage Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.”