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  • Negotiations on Syria in Astana postponed indefinitely

    Russia, Turkey and Iran have postponed the planned round of talks on Syria in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, which Moscow had proposed to hold June 12-13, as stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

    In turn, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that the talks could resume on June 20. According to him, the meeting was postponed because the delegations were not ready.

    Earlier it was reported that at the end of the last such talks in Astana last month, Russia, …

  • Syrian opposition withdraws from negotiations on Syria

    Syrian opposition suspended its participation in the talks on Syria that are taking place in Astana, Interfax news agency reported citing an opposition representative.

    "We left the meeting because even as we sat down at the negotiating table, the hostilities in the vicinity of Homs and Daraa continued, and there was no clear agenda," said a member of the delegation, Osama Abu Zeid.

    He noted that the opposition delegation would not return to the negotiating table, "until the fighting stops and …