Syrian opposition rejects any delay in peace talks

Protesters wave opposition flags as they take part in a protest marking the fifth anniversary of the Syrian crisis in the old city of Aleppo, Syria March 15, 2016. (Reuters)

The Syrian opposition said on Sunday that it rejected any delay in the next round of peace talks in Geneva based on a government effort to postpone them due to parliamentary elections set for April 13.

Salim Al-Muslat, spokesman of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), told reporters in Geneva: "We won't accept a postponement to hold illegitimate elections. We didn't receive anything from Mr. (Staffan) de Mistura calling for a delay."

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, in a sign of confidence, reflecting his growing momentum on the battlefield, last month called the parliamentary election. Elections are held every four years and the last one was in 2012.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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