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UN Lukewarm to Russia-Sponsored Syria Talks in Sochi

The U.N.’s chief envoy on Syria says he is unable to confirm his attendance at a Russian-sponsored Syrian peace congress at the Black Sea resort of Sochi next week.  Staffan de Mistura has just wrapped up two days of U.N.-mediated peace talks with Syrian government and opposition delegations in Vienna. De Mistura says he has received an invitation to attend the Sochi meeting and has been briefed on preparations for that event.  He says he has taken note of the statement by the...

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