Syrian state newspaper criticizes visiting UN envoy over plan to halt conflict in areas

November 8, 2014 10:30 AM

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DAMASCUS, Syria – A Syrian state newspaper has criticized the United Nations envoy to Syria for pursuing a plan that involves halting fighting in certain areas of the war-ridden country.

The daily Al-Thawra newspaper warned Saturday that veteran diplomat Staffan de Mistura took a "hasty" attitude in his briefing before the U.N. Security Council last week.

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