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UN says Syria is blocking efforts to draft new constitution

 

October 26, 2018



UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria urged its close ally Russia and world leaders on Friday to try to overcome President Bashar Assad's opposition to the formation of a committee to draft a new constitution that is key to ending the country's civil war.

Staffan de Mistura told the Security Council the U.N. faces "a serious challenge" as a result of the government's objection. But he expressed hope that high-level meetings planned in the coming weeks will spur a solution and enable him to launch a 150-member committee to draft a constitution before he steps down in late November...



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