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Geneva talks on Syria end without progress

Two weeks of talks on Syria’s political future ended Thursday without making any progress, the UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said in Geneva at the conclusion of the eighth round of negotiations.

The New Yorker magazine recently reported that the Trump administration had reluctantly resigned itself to Assad’s remaining in power until the next scheduled elections in Syria, in 2021. However, Nauert dismissed the report as “off the mark.”

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