U.N. envoy says Assad part of solution for easing Syria violence

February 13, 2015 11:51 AM

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U.N. envoy says Assad part of solution for easing Syria violence

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. envoy for Syria said on Friday that President Bashar al-Assad must be part of the solution for easing violence in Syria, and he would continue discussions with him after talks in Damascus earlier this week.

The envoy, Staffan de Mistura, is struggling to advance a proposal that would freeze fighting in the northern city of Aleppo - one of the subjects he has said he had discussed with Assad.

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