U.N. Syria peace envoy Brahimi says again that Geneva talks not a certainty

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 06, 2013 7:05 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - United Nations peace envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, repeated on Sunday that it is not certain that peace talks will take place in mid-November in Geneva as planned.

Asked if the conference was a certainty, he said in an interview with TV5 television and RFI radio: "No, this is not a certainty. I am trying to invite...I am encouraging everybody to come to Geneva in the second half of November."

Brahimi said last Sunday the meeting was "not 100 percent certain".

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(This story was corrected to make clear that Brahimi's previous remarks were made last Sunday)

(Reporting by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Louise Ireland)