Staffan de Mistura, United Nations, Special Envoy for Syria at a press conference. 15 January 2015. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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UN Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura considers it necessary to agree not only on a military de-escalation, but also on a political de-escalation in Syria.

On Friday, he discussed the issues of Syrian settlement with Russia’s Defense Minister and Foreign Minister, Sergey Shoigu and Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow.

“On the political tensions, we need a political de-escalation, not only a military de-escalation,” de Mistura was quoted as saying by the press service.

Special envoy expects “both Astana and Sochi to actually make a contribution to the Geneva process,” he said, adding that “at the end, that is the only internationally recognized process.”

“So we need to revitalize all three (processes): Make Astana (process) more consistent in de-escalation, make Sochi with its promise to become a reality and Geneva to use it,” de Mistira explained.

The eighth round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva held from November 28 to December 14, 2017, was attended by delegated of the country’s government and opposition. De Mistura described it as the “golden opportunity missed.”

The first round of the Astana talks on Syria took place on January 23-24, 2017, which launched the process of determining moderate armed opposition groups, capable of holding talks with the Syrian government. Russia, Iran and Turkey also agreed to establish a trilateral group to monitor the Syrian ceasefire.

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the prospect of becoming irrelevant is scarring the s**t out of West and here they are begging to remain relevant although they lost the war of Syria. The change is coming faster than thought possible and their “way of life” is under threat now, no more plundering, enslaving and colonising for the West anymore. If they want raw-materials, energy and labour they will have to learn from now on they will have to PAY for it all…

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What “west”? Most of this sh.it is Saudi funded. They’re the ones on the brink of collapse in a few years time. The only western nation still into imperialism is in USA, if they’re not the #1 economy as now China and EU are bigger, they’re still doing pretty good. And you should get info on how Chinese act in African countries : it’s seen as even worst than pre-50’s colonialism as at least, colonialists were building infrastructures, adminstrations and creating jobs, schools, etc, and at least, it worked, while Chinese sent their own workforce => 100% plundering and what… Read more »