‘Best Moment’ to Restart Political Process in Syria – UN Special Envoy © AP Photo/ Fabrice Coffrini/Pool
MIDDLE EAST 01:55 14.12.2016
It is time to restart the peace process in Syria and re-engage all parties of the conflict according to UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. © REUTERS/ DENIS BALIBOUSE
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UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The time is ripe to restart the peace process in Syria and re-engage all parties to the conflict, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura told reporters after a UN Security Council meeting.
“So this is actually the best moment to insist that a peace process needs to be restarted but to do so we need everyone to want to talk about a political process starting with the government and everyone else," De Mistura said on Tuesday.
De Mistura explained he intends to hold all necessary preparatory meetings to ensure that when the talks start, the parties are ready to engage in the political process.
The current events should be taken as a “tragic opportunity for accelerating the political process," he added.
Addressing the UN Security Council earlier, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said military action in eastern Aleppo had ended after the Syrian Army re-established control of the area.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3Amplified Bible (AMP)
2 For you yourselves know perfectly well that the day of the [return of the] Lord is coming just as a thief [comes unexpectedly and suddenly] in the night. 3 While they are saying, “Peace and safety [all is well and secure!]” then [in a moment unforeseen] destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains on a woman with child, and they will absolutely not escape [for there will be no way to escape the judgment of the Lord].
彼得後書 3:10Chinese Union Version Modern Punctuation (Traditional) (CUVMPT)
帖撒羅尼迦前書 5:2-3Chinese Union Version Modern Punctuation (Traditional) (CUVMPT)
2 因為你們自己明明曉得，主的日子來到好像夜間的賊一樣。 3 人正說平安穩妥的時候，災禍忽然臨到他們，如同產難臨到懷胎的婦人一樣，他們絕不能逃脫。