Joint statement: Truce sought after Syria peace talks

By REUTERS
October 31, 2015 00:16

 
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The United States, Russia, Iran and other powers called on Friday for a nationwide truce in Syria's four-year civil war, fresh elections and a new Constitution.

In a joint statement after talks in Vienna, the participants said "substantial differences remain", though they agreed it was "imperative to accelerate all diplomatic efforts to end the war".

The participants'' statement said they were asking the United Nations to bring together representatives of the Syrian government and opposition to launch "a political process leading to credible, inclusive, non-sectarian governance, followed by a new constitution and elections".

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