UN diplomat: Syria used delaying tactics in talks

UN diplomat: Mediator tells UN that Syrian government used delaying tactics in peace talks

UN diplomat: Syria used delaying tactics in talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. diplomat says Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi is telling the U.N. Security Council that the Syrian government used "delaying tactics" during peace talks in Geneva, which ultimately failed.

According to the diplomat, Brahimi said that at the peace talks last month, the opposition agreed to discuss terrorism and the establishment of a transitional governing body in parallel. But Brahimi said the government insisted on concluding the terrorism discussion before starting any talk of a transitional government.

The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because Wednesday's council meeting was closed.

The diplomat said Brahimi asked the government and opposition delegations to reflect with their leaders, saying they need to be "better motivated" for a new round.

Updated : 2021-03-06 23:37 GMT+08:00