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Syria talks: Mediator apology for lack of progress

Published by admin on 2014/2/15 (2948 reads)
The UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress.

He had held final discussions with both sides in Geneva in a last-ditch bid to break the stalemate between the Syrian government and opposition.

He said the main sticking point was the government, which refused again to talk about a transitional governing body.

The conflict in Syria has claimed more than 100,000 lives since March 2011.

Mr Brahimi apologised to the Syrian people, admitting that the talks " had not come out with very much".

He said both sides needed "to go back to their base" for consultations and to think about whether they wanted the process to continue or not.

He said no date had been set for any further round of talks.


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