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    UN Special Envoy for Syria said that the date of the next round of intra-Syrian reconciliation talks will be announced once consultations are held with the UN Security Council.

    The delegation of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) and U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura are seen at the start of a meeting during Syria peace talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in this March 17, 2016 file photo
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    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) The date of the next round of intra-Syrian reconciliation talks will be announced once consultations are held with the UN Security Council, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Thursday.

    “I am going to discuss what would be the best options for the resumption of the talks. I am not in a position now, [until] after I'm briefed and consulted by the Security Council,” de Mistura said during a press conference in Brussels.

    De Mistura repeated that an agreement from the intra-Syrian talks is still planned to be reached in August.

    “The date of August is there and remains there. Does this mean we need to be in a hurry? The answer is yes,” de Mistura said.

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    reconciliation talks, Intra-Syria talks, UN Security Council, Staffan de Mistura
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