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The upcoming meeting will be the third such gathering after one in Tunis in February and another in April in Istanbul.
Russia and China have not participated in the previous meetings, saying the nation of Syria should decide about their future.
However, the US, France, Britain, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among those countries who have attended the gatherings to decide about Syria.
He accused the West of seeking to "distort" an agreement reached last weekend in Geneva on a plan for a political transition to end the conflict.
On June 30, an agreement was made during the Geneva meeting on a Syrian-led transitional governing body that “could include members of the present government and the opposition and other groups, and shall be formed on the basis of mutual consent.”
"Some representatives of the Syrian opposition started to say the Geneva decisions have been unacceptable for them. Meanwhile, some Western participants started to publicly distort the agreements reached," Lavrov said.
Iran Foreign Ministry: Ongoing missile drill conveys message of sovereignty ~ link ~ The three-day IRGC missile war games, entitled the Great Prophet 7, started in the central Iranian province of Semnan on Monday.
The indigenous missiles, including Shahab (Meteor) 1, 2, 3, Khalij Fars (Persian Gulf), Tondar (Lightning), Fateh (Victor) and Zelzal (Quake) as well as Qiam (Uprising) were fired at the mock targets during the drill.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.
Russia: 'West' seeks to distort Geneva Accord on Syria ~ link ~ Which is what I said would happen right after the 'Accord' was announced. Stirling
The participants of the Geneva meeting agreed that the transitional governing body in Syria “could include members of the present government and the opposition and other groups, and shall be formed on the basis of mutual consent,” Annan said at a press conference after the meeting.
"These (Geneva) agreements are not there to be interpreted. They mean exactly what is said in the communique and we need to follow the agreements that were made," Lavrov added.
Lavrov comments come after the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday that Washington did not see any role for President Assad in the new government, even though there was no explicit call for him to step down.
The scheme comes in the wake of the Islamic Awakening [Arab Spring] waves in the Middle East and North Africa and a fear that the waves may reach other dictatorial regimes in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia.
Britain, which is hosting dozens of prominent Arab dissidents, has launched the scheme to replace the al-Saud regime with a government led by Saudi dissident Saad al-Faqih , who is currently living in London.
Mr Diamond said he was stepping down because the external pressure on the bank risked "damaging the franchise". Chief operating officer Jerry del Missier has also resigned, the third top executive in two days to do so.
Barclays Scandal - Worse and Worse .... whatever it is ~ link ~ Take the time to read this one at the link. Stirling
A law firm in which Mr Sarkozy owns shares was also searched, reports say.