U.N. Envoy for Syria Says Peace Talks Will Begin Friday

January 25, 2016 6:11 PM

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U.N. Envoy for Syria Says Peace Talks Will Begin Friday

GENEVA — The United Nations special envoy for Syria said Monday that he intended to start peace talks between the government and the opposition in Geneva on Friday, but acknowledged that every aspect of the process was shrouded with uncertainty.

Speaking on the day originally set for talks to begin, the envoy, Staffan de Mistura, told reporters that he would send invitations to the talks on Tuesday and start discussions three days later. But he declined to identify whom he would invite, citing the sensitivity of the process.

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