UN envoy says Syria talks will likely carry on

New York, The U.N. envoy for Syria said “the signals” from the Tehran meeting of the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey are that they intend to continue talking to avoid a potential catastrophe in rebel-held Idlib.

Staffan De Mistura spoke for a second time near the end of a Security Council meeting Friday saying Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly put some “substantive” ideas on the table, which the U.N. hasn’t seen yet and are going to be considered.

De Mistura said he wanted to offer an idea from civil society on a key issue in Idlib: how to separate groups identified by the U.N. as “terrorists” including the al-Qaida-linked group formerly known as the Nusra Front and other armed groups which are not terrorists and can be “reconciled,” from the civilian population.

Source: Jordan News Agency