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Syria peace talks break off, no new date set: Brahimi

Published on Feb 15, 2014 8:06 PM
 
U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi addresses the media after a meeting at the Geneva Conference on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, on Saturday, Feb 15, 2014. A second round of peace talks between Syria's warring sides broke off Saturday without making any progress and without a date being set for a third round, the UN mediator said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

GENEVA (AFP) - A second round of peace talks between Syria's warring sides broke off Saturday without making any progress and without a date being set for a third round, the UN mediator said.

"I think it is better that every side goes back and reflects on their responsibility, (and on whether) they want this process to continue or not," Mr Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters in Geneva.

Speaking on the final day of a second round of talks that have been mired from the start by blame-trading over the violence ravaging Syria, he apologised to the Syrian people for not making progress.

"I'm very, very sorry," he said.

 
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