Syria talks end without any achievements: UN envoy

Syria talks end without any achievements: UN envoy
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UN-led Syria peace talks concluded on Thursday without any results as the UN envoy criticized the Syrian regime for having preconditions for direct talks with the opposition delegation and only discussing the issue of terrorism, APA reports quoting AA.


The eighth round of formal intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva concluded on Thursday. UN Syria Envoy Staffan de Mistura met separately with delegations of the regime and the unified opposition at the ongoing Syria peace talks in Geneva.


"We did not achieve these negotiations ... The negotiations in reality did not take place ... We did not have real negotiations," de Mistura told a press conference at the UN at Geneva following the last meetings of the eighth round.


De Mistura said the peace talks in Geneva were a "golden opportunity missed" as another round ended without any results.


"l am disappointed" about the failed talks, he said.


De Mistura said the regime delegation would only discuss the issue of terrorism during the talks.


The UN envoy said he has been planning another round of peace talks in Geneva in January. 

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