Boycott threat to Geneva peace talks on Syria

Syria’s opposition insists it will not attend talks on a political solution to the war in the country despite the UN announcing they will begin on Friday, the BBC reports.

Opposition leaders say representatives will not travel to Geneva unless steps are taken to alleviate the plight of civilians under siege and bombardment.

But UN envoy Staffan de Mistura plans to proceed with indirect “proximity” talks with the Syrian government.

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