The U.N. envoy for Syria says he is preparing “a quite clear political initiative” to help revive the stalled Syria peace talks aimed at resolving the country’s devastating civil war, now in its sixth year.

Staffan de Mistura says the “important” initiative will come ahead of a planned Sept. 21 meeting on Syria during the U.N. General Assembly ministerial meeting in New York.

De Mistura also said on Thursday that he would provide details in the week before the gathering, “to help the General Assembly look the Syria problem straight in the eye.”

The U.N. envoy had hoped to resume talks between Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and the main opposition group in August, having set two target dates during the month. He suspended the talks in April amid renewed fighting.

Source: National News Agency

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The U.N. envoy for Syria says he is preparing 'a quite clear political initiative' to help revive the stalled Syria peace talks aimed at resolving the country's devastating civil war, now in its sixth year. Staffan de Mistura says the 'important' initiative will come ahead of a planned Sept....