Russia hopes U.N. Syria talks will lead to united fight with IS

April 16, 2015 1:36 PM

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Russia hopes U.N. Syria talks will lead to united fight with IS

GENEVA (Reuters) - Latest U.N. efforts to resolve the Syria crisis could succeed this time and lead to a united front against Islamic State followed by a political transition, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said.

Earlier this week, the United Nations said its Syria envoy would launch fresh consultations with Syrian factions and interested countries on a new round of peace talks, a year after the last such initiative collapsed.

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