UN Envoy still hopeful for a Syrian peace Conference

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Violence in Syria

The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi says the situation inside Syria was increasingly becoming untenable and urged both sides to go to the negotiating table for a political solution.

Mr Brahimi says there will be no victory for either side, adding that the longer the conflict goes on the more complex it will become and the greater the suffering of the Syrian people.

He expressed the hope that the United Nations, the United States of America and Russia will be able to sit down soon and agree on the details of the second round of the Syrian Peace conference.

Khawla Mattar, is the spokesperson for the Joint Special Representative for Syria.

"We are still hoping to have Geneva 2 at some point. All his team here, in Damascus and in New York are working to bring the two partners to the negotiating table and go through a political solution to convince the partners that there is no such thing as military solution to this war. What we have from our team in Damascus and what we have from all the reports from experts and others shows that there is isn't one side that is winning in this war. The government at some point said that they are winning the war and the opposition at some point said they are capable of winning the war. But we believe neither can win the war, that’s why we strongly continue to focus on a political solution."

The first Syrian Peace conference was held in Geneva in June 2012.

Patrick Maigua, United Nations Radio, Geneva.

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