UN: Syria Peace Talks to Take Place Jan. 22

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations says that talks between Syria's government and opposition are going to take place in Geneva on Jan. 22.

In a statement Monday, the United Nations said that the "Geneva conference is the vehicle for a peaceful transition that fulfills the legitimate aspirations of all the Syrian people for freedom and dignity, and which guarantees safety and protection to all communities in Syria."

Previous attempts to bring the two sides together have failed mainly because of disputes over who should represent the Syrian opposition and government, and whether Iran, Saudi Arabia and other regional powers should be at the table.

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