The French president underlined the role of Iran in the Syria peace process, saying no “efficient” solution could be found to the six-year-old crisis in war-torn country without the Islamic Republic.
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea received at his Maarab residence UNHCR Representative Mireille Girard on Tuesday. The sides discussed the condition of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and the necessity to help them return safe and sound to their homeland.
A high-level international meeting on Syria will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 21, on the sidelines of the General Assembly General Debate, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said in an interview with TASS.
The United Nations chief has commented on the liberation of Deir ez-Zor by the Syrian army with its allies. The liberation of Syria’s Deir ez-Zor is important, but terrorism will not be eliminated in Syria by these operations alone said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Calling for creative ways to work towards peace in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy today outlined the political path forward, which includes holding another round of the so-named Astana talks and behind-the-scenes efforts by the international community.
The United Nations adviser on the prevention of genocide today expressed deep concern at the deteriorating situation of up to 25,000 civilians trapped in Syria’s Raqqa, noting that civilians are used as human shields in this de facto capital of ISIS terrorist group under intense bombardment.
‘Ambassador of Russia Mr. Levan Dzhagaryan at the Embassy met with the UN General_Secretary Special Envoy on Syria Mr. S. de_Mistura,’ Russian Embassy announced in a Monday Twitter message.
The United Nations called on Thursday for a humanitarian pause to allow an estimated 20,000 trapped civilians to escape the Syrian city of Raqqa, and urged the U.S.-led coalition to rein in air strikes that have caused casualties.
Kazakhstan said on Tuesday that the next talks to try to thrash out a Syria peace plan in its capital Astana may be held in mid-September, after Russia had planned to hold them in late August.