Category: de-escalation

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Staffan de Mistura requires de-escalation on Syria

The UN special envoy for Syria has said tensions need to calm down between the major global powers in order to restart diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Syria. Staffan de Mistura made the comments after holding talks on Friday with Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, in Moscow. De Mistura said that chemical weapons inspectors in Douma,…

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UN chief calls for ‘instantaneous’ de-escalation in Syria

The UN chief has called “for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence” after Israel launched intensive air raids on what it called Iranian bases in Syria, raising tensions in the region. “[A]ll concerned in Syria and the region have a responsibility and must abide by international law and relevant Security Council resolutions,” Antonio Guterres said…