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U.N. Syria envoy 'deeply regrets' suspension of U.S./Russia talks
October 3, 2016 / 7:59 PM / in a year

U.N. Syria envoy 'deeply regrets' suspension of U.S./Russia talks

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks to media following a high level meeting on Syria by the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 25, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura “deeply regrets” the U.S. suspension on Monday of talks with Russia on how to end the violence in Syria, but said the world body would “continue to push energetically for a political solution” to end the war.

“The U.N. will never abandon the Syrian people to a destiny of endless violent conflict,” de Mistura’s office said in a statement.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Diane Craft

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