The Futility of Geneva Peace Talks on Syria

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
The Futility of Geneva Peace Talks on Syria

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Eight rounds of talks since 2012 accomplished nothing – because Washington and its rogue allies reject peace.

Syrian UN envoy/chief negotiator Bashar al Jaafari accused Saudi Arabia of sabotaging the latest round – proxy talks like earlier ones, Syrian opposition groups refusing to negotiate face-to-face, refusing to negotiate at all, instead making unacceptable demands, the same ones rejected five years ago.

Jaafari accused Riyadh of trying to "blackmail the Geneva process…We do not put preconditions, but we object to the preconditions. Nobody can exert pressure on us," he stressed.

He blasted pro-Western UN special envoy Steffan de Mistura, claiming a "golden opportunity" was missed in Geneva to decide the future of Syria.

Not in Geneva this round, earlier ones, or others to come if they're held because W
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