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After Second Round of
Syria Talks, No Agreement
Even on How to Negotiate

New York Times, by Anne Barnard & Nick Cumming-Bruce

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/15/2014 2:15:24 PM

Geneva — The United Nations mediator for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, wrapped up the second round of peace talks here on Saturday without breaking a longstanding deadlock or setting a date for a third round, and urged the parties to think seriously about their commitment to the negotiations. Mr. Brahimi said the talks had broken down primarily because the Syrian government balked at his suggestion that the negotiators discuss both sides’ top demands early on, rather than spending days on the government’s demands. “I am very, very sorry, and I apologize to the Syrian people,” Mr. Brahimi, an Algerian diplomat who has spent

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Calls into question the future of the talks? Many of us could have told them this is an exercise in futiity.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/15/2014 4:06:37 PM     (No. 9733980)

The left is supposed to be experts in diplomacy but now under Obama,Kerry and Clinton we´re a laughing stock.Dozens of middle east countries now have to deal with the Iranian as soon they´ll have a new toy in the hands of virtual 7 year olds.You can bet the top brass in Iran has underground bunkers to run to in case of a nuke attack on them.

A big war to the left doesn´t mean anything because they think over population is cause of global warming.There was under a billion people on Earth when they set temp records that are now being blamed on too many people.

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