- Title: Syria refusing to engage in transition talks - opposition negotiator
- Date: 12th July 2017
- Summary: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (JULY 12, 2017) (REUTERS) SIGN READING (French and English) "DOOR 13" AL-HARIRI WALKING TOWARDS JOURNALISTS FOR BRIEFING NEWS BRIEFING ONGOING CAMERAMAN (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN OPPOSITION CHIEF NEGOTIATOR, NASR AL-HARIRI, SAYING: "Until this moment, we see the continuous refusing of the Syrian regime to participate in any political negotiation. So he (regime) is still in his old position, he didn't admit any Security Council resolution, he will not involve in any political discussion or negotiation until this moment. " NEWS BRIEFING ONGOING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN OPPOSITION CHIEF NEGOTIATOR NASR AL-HARIRI SAYING: "A couple of months ago, the HNC (High Negotiations Committee), of its own will, opened the door for discussions with both the Cairo and Moscow platforms, by deciding to have within the HNC a representative from each platform, and this dialogue is still ongoing. Honestly, recently through these discussions, we are finding some common ground for the first time." CAMERAMAN U.N. FLAG
- Embargoed: 26th July 2017 17:44
- Keywords: United Nations Syria talks opposition negotiator De Mistura Nasr Al-Hariri Syria peace talks Syria war conflict
- Location: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
- City: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Government/Politics,United Nations
- Reuters ID: LVA0036PEYDS7
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- Story Text: The Syrian opposition delegation's chief negotiator said on Wednesday (July 12) that his delegation was providing ideas for the political transition and process in Syria, and was making progress on these matters with U.N. teams during technical meetings, while the Syrian government was "refusing" to seriously engage in the talks.
Nasr al-Hariri said the U.N. should pressure the Syrian government delegation into participating seriously into the process.
Al-Hariri also said that progress was being made to find a unified opposition, and that dialogue had been opened between the High Negotiations Committee and the Moscow and Cairo opposition groups.
The seventh round of U.N.-sponsored indirect Syrian peace talks started on Monday (July 10) for a five-day session, both at technical and political levels. The talks are aimed at finding a political solution to the six-year war in which more than 400,000 people have been killed, but previous rounds held in the past two years have resulted in scant progress.
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