UN 'happy' with tone of Syria talks, sides showing 'mutual respect'

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said Sunday he was pleased with the general tone of peace talks between Syria's regime and the opposition in Geneva.

"I am happy, because in general there is mutual respect and they are aware of the fact that this attempt is important and we must continue. I hope that this mood will continue," Brahimi told reporters after meeting with both delegations to discuss humanitarian issues.