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UN Syria envoy to Iran on Sunday

The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, will travel to close Damascus ally Iran for meetings with senior officials, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Friday. "Lakhdar Brahimi will come to Tehran on Sunday afternoon," the Mehr news agency quoted Abdollahian as saying. Mehr said Brahimi would meet President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif among others. sgh/al/kir

Syria says UN envoy 'exceeded authority' in vote plan criticism

The Syrian government said Friday that the UN-Arab League envoy had overstepped his role as a mediator by criticising plans to hold a presidential election amid the civil war. "The comments of Lakhdar Brahimi about the presidential election do not fall within the framework of his mission," state television quoted Information Minister Omran Zohbi as saying. "Brahimi must respect his role as mediator, and be honest and impartial. His comments exceeded his authority," Zohbi said. bur/ram/kir/jk

Americas News Agenda for March 14

Duty Editor: Stephanie Griffith Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Friday: + Brahimi addresses UN General Assembly on Syria UNITED NATIONS: UN-Arab League Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi addresses the UN General Assembly, after warning that any upcoming presidential election in Damascus would threaten peace talks. 1400 GMT. Picture (SYRIA-CONFLICT-UN) -- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS --

Americas News Agenda for March 13

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Thursday: + Ukraine PM addresses UN Security Council UNITED NATIONS: Ukraine's interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk addresses the UN Security Council, three days before Crimea holds a Moscow-backed referendum on switching over to Russian rule. 1900 GMT. Picture. Video (UKRAINE-RUSSIA-POLITICS-UNREST-UN) -- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS --

Americas News Agenda for March 13

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Thursday: + Ukraine PM addresses UN Security Council UNITED NATIONS: Ukraine's interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk addresses the UN Security Council, three days before Crimea holds a Moscow-backed referendum on switching over to Russian rule. 1900 GMT. Picture. Video (UKRAINE-RUSSIA-POLITICS-UNREST-UN) -- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS --

Russia's Lavrov to meet U.N.'s Ban, Brahimi in Geneva: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.N. diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi in Geneva on Monday at a human rights council session, Russian agencies reported. They gave no further details, but since the last round of talks on Syria, Brahimi has been trying to bridge the gap between the main negotiators. (reporting by Lidia Kelly, editing by Elizabeth Piper) nL5N0LG1E7

Syria talks to go into third round, opposition says

GENEVA (Reuters) - International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi plans to take Syrian peace talks into a third round, an opposition official said on Friday, as negotiations neared the end of a second round with no sign of progress. "Brahimi just told us the talks will continue and there will be a third round, but he did not set a date," opposition negotiator Ahmad Jakal told Reuters.

Syria's warring sides meet for talks in Geneva

Syria's government and opposition sat down Tuesday for their first face-to-face talks this month, at a session chaired by joint UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations said. "The Joint Special Representative is meeting this morning with the two delegations simultaneously. The meeting started at 10:00 am (0900 GMT)," UN spokeswoman Corinne Momal-Vanian said in an email to reporters. jwf/yad

Russia seeks meeting with U.S., U.N., Syrian delegations in Geneva

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has proposed that Russian, American and U.N. officials meet the Syrian government and opposition delegations at peace talks in Geneva, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted as saying on Monday. Bogdanov said the Russian, U.S. and U.N. representatives could hold a single meeting with both Syrian sides or separate meetings with the government and opposition, state-run news agency RIA reported.

Exclusive: Brahimi to meet Syria sides separately, demands peace commitment - document

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis GENEVA (Reuters) - Mediator Lakhdar Brahimi will meet representatives of the warring sides in Syria separately for the first few days of a second round of talks that began on Monday, after the breaking of a local ceasefire set back peace efforts. In a letter reviewed by Reuters on Monday, Brahimi increased pressure on the two sides to show willingness in a peace process sponsored by Moscow and Washington that made no progress in the first round.
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