Damasus Expects UN to Announce New Round of Intra-Syrian Talks

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Damascus expects Staffan de Mistura will soon announce the dates of a new round of intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad told Sputnik on Friday.

"De Mistura is responsible for intra-Syrian talks, and he has been postponing holding the next round, thus postponing the talks that need to be held before the drafting of a new constitution. Therefore, we are still awaiting his decision," Haddad said.

The Syrian government is ready for the next round of the intra-Syria talks in Geneva, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad told Sputnik.

"The Syrian government has been ready for the next round of talks in Geneva for a long time, as soon as [UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan] de Mistura announces them. We are waiting," the official said.

Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with Syria’s army fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups.

A Syrian government delegation, as well as three opposition groups — the Riyadh-formed High Negotiations Committee, the Moscow-Cairo and the Hmeymim groups have been taking part in the UN-mediated Geneva talks on Syrian reconciliation.

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