US TO PUSH FOR GENEVA TALKS ON POLITICAL TRANSITION IN SYRIA – WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON, — The US will continue to push both sides to engage constructively in a UN-led process to bring about a political transition in Syria, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.
While the talks on Syria in Geneva have been postponed, “there still is a framework in place, and I believe that there are still technical discussions that are taking place in Geneva even as we speak,” Earnest said during a briefing.
“It is understandable that there is a frustration, to put it mildly, on the part of the (Syrian) opposition about the ongoing talks when we see repeated violations of the cessation of hostilities by the regime and supporting forces,” Earnest said.
“We are going to continue to make the case to the opposition that they should participate in the talks,” he said. “That is the path that will resolve the core of this issue.
“We are also going to continue to make the case to the Russians that they should use the influence they have with the Assad regime to compel them to live up to the commitments that they made in the context of the cessation of hostilities, and get back to the negotiating table in a constructive way,” he added.
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