UN confirms new push for Syria peace talks, Iran to be invited

By REUTERS
April 14, 2015 19:04

GENEVA - The United Nations said on Tuesday that its Syria envoy planned to consult Syrian factions and interested countries on a new round of peace talks, confirming a Reuters report.

UN spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said Staffan de Mistura was "heavily engaged" in discussions on the process, which would be based on the Geneva communiqué, the June 2012 document that set out a path to peace and political transition but left open the future role of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

UN-led peace talks collapsed a year ago, but Reuters reported on Monday that de Mistura was proposing to hold fresh consultations, having been instructed to revive the political track by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


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