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UN cannot confirm Syria talks postponement

AFP , Friday 27 Jan 2017
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The United Nations cannot confirm a Russian statement that talks on the Syrian conflict planned for February 8 in Geneva have been postponed, a spokeswoman for UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura said Friday.

"There is no confirmation that the February talks are postponed," said Yara Sharif. "We're going to be sure when the special envoy is back" from talks next week with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier Friday that the Geneva talks would be postponed until the end of February.

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