UN envoy on Syria warns that May talks are not negotiations; will meet parties 1 by 1

April 24, 2015 8:54 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. special envoy on Syria is warning the Security Council that a new series of talks on the conflict that begin next month in Geneva should not be seen as negotiations toward a peace deal.

Diplomats say Staffan de Mistura told the council Friday that he sees little new willingness from the parties involved to negotiate. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the close-door meeting.

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