New round of Syrian peace talks ended with no significant breakthroughs

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Saturday 20 May 2017

New round of Syria talks ends in Geneva

Syria’s Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja’afari has announced the end of the latest round of Syrian peace talks, while stressing that “state terrorism” is still being carried out against his country, Press TV reported.

“We have just concluded the last session with the UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, within the framework of the current Geneva round, which we agreed to call it the 6th round of Geneva,” Ja’affari said in the Swiss city on Friday, according to Press TV.

“We would like to remind the attendees that state terrorism is being practiced against our country,” he added in reference to a US airstrike that targeted anti-IS forces in Syria on Thursday, it added.

According to a Syrian government military source, the US strike killed several people and caused material damage.

The source said the attack hampered efforts by the Syrian army and its allies to fight Daesh terrorists who have been wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria for years, Press TV added.

Meanwhile, De Mistura also confirmed that the latest round of talks has come to an end, noting that there had only been “incremental progress” with no major discussions held on topics on the main agenda, the TV channel added.


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