UN Syria envoy: Truce cannot hold unless there is progress in talks

The current ceasefire in Syria depends on progress at peace talks in Geneva, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura says.

The envoy reports that the Syrian government's chief negotiator, Bashar al-Jaafari, told him Monday that "it was premature at the moment" to talk about political change in the country.

The truce has been largely holding and it has been accompanied by a surge in aid deliveries, de Mistura says, "but neither of the two can be sustained if we don't get the progress on the political transition."

Last update: Mon, 21/03/2016 - 21:54

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