UN prepared to broker Syria peace talks

Sunday, 03 March 2013 - 13:20



The UN chief and his Syria envoy said they are prepared to broker peace talks between the regime and opposition, as Damascus ally Iran said Bashar al-Assad would stand again for president in 2014.


A joint statement by Ban Ki-moon and Lakhdar Brahimi said the UN would "be prepared to facilitate a dialogue between a strong and representative delegation from the opposition and a credible and empowered delegation from the Syrian government."


The UN said they met after both sides in Syria had indicated a "willingness to engage in dialogue.