UN calls Syria talks a ‘big missed opportunity’, seeks new ideas

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A round of Syria peace talks that ended on Thursday was a big missed opportunity but there may more talks next month if ideas can be found to encourage President Bashar al-Assad’s government to engage, UN mediator Staffan de Mistura said.

He said neither side had actually “sabotaged” the latest talks by refusing to attend but he laid most of the blame for the failure of the round at the feet of the government side.

De Mistura voiced milder disappointment with the Syrian opposition, after they arrived in Geneva ruling out any future role for Assad. But he said that...


UN calls Syria talks a ‘big missed opportunity’, seeks new ideas


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