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Syrian official slams UN envoy's report

According to information a Syrian official shared with Al-Monitor, it doesn’t seem the report on Syria that UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura submitted to the Security Council recently will have long-lasting effects on the ground.
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A high-ranking Syrian official told Al-Monitor that Damascus authorities found little to praise in a report by Staffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy to Syria, aimed at leading to peace talks to end the country's civil war.

The official, who asked that his name be withheld, said the report of about 50 pages includes several points that any country keen on its sovereignty and eager to preserve and protect its nation might express reservations about. Some of the proposals in de Mistura’s report may clearly derogate Syrian sovereignty if misinterpreted or misapplied. This leads to the conclusion that the UN envoy's report is inapplicable.

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