At Syria talks, ice is 'breaking slowly'

Jan 30, 2014, 12:47 AM EST
UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi gives a press conference on November 5, 2013 following a meeting with a range of senior diplomats at the United Nations Offfice in Geneva in a fresh push to prepare a new international conference aimed at ending the Syrian conflict.
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U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said the United Nations and the Assad government are still negotiating sending aid convoy to rebel-held city of Homs during comments to the press in Geneva, where peace talks are being held. After Wednesday's sessions, Brahimi said he doesn't expect any substantive achievements by this Friday, when the first round of the talks is scheduled to end. But he expressed hope for a more productive second round about a week later.

Background:

At Syria talks, ice is 'breaking slowly' [VoA]

'Nothing substantive' from Syria talks - Brahimi [BBC]

U.N. envoy says sides remain far apart [New York Times]

Syria peace talks struggle in Switzerland [Al Jazeera]

 

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