Saudi-Iran crisis won't hurt Syria talks: UN envoy

AFP , Sunday 10 Jan 2016

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File photo of UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura. (Photo: Reuters)

The diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran will not hurt efforts to resolve the conflict in Syria, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura said Sunday after talks in both countries.

"The Saudi foreign minister assured me that there would be no impact from their point of view.... In Iran I got the same assurance," de Mistura told reporters in Tehran after talks in Riyadh earlier this week and in Iran on Sunday.

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