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Syria peace talks to start Jan. 22

The talks will hope to maintain the momentum from the Iran nuclear deal
By Justin Salhani   |   Nov. 25, 2013 at 7:37 AM   |   Comments

Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad and the opposition will hold peace talks starting Jan. 22, 2014, the United Nations announced Monday.

We will go to Geneva with a mission of hope. The Geneva conference is the vehicle for a peaceful transition that fulfills the legitimate aspirations of all the Syrian people for freedom and dignity, and which guarantees safety and protection to all communities in Syria," the United Nations said in a statement.

Syrian officials have however said they “are not going to Geneva to hand over power.”

[USA Today]

[NY Times]

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