Syria peace talks afternoon session canceled


Rima Fleihan
An afternoon session in talks to end the war in Syria was canceled on Tuesday, the opposition delegation said, citing differences over the goal of the talks.

“(International mediator) Lakhdar Brahimi canceled the afternoon talks to give (Ibrahim) Jaafari time to think over Geneva 1,” opposition negotiator Ahmed Jakal told Reuters, referring to the Syrian government chief negotiator.

“There is deep resistance by the regime to move the discussions onto the question of a transitional government.”

A member of the opposition negotiating team, Rima Fleihan ( pictured ) , told AFP that Brahimi had adjourned the meeting “because the regime is not cooperating on any subject, not on humanitarian issues and not on a transitional governing body.”
“There will be no session this afternoon or tonight. The next session will be tomorrow at 10:00 am,” she said.