Resumption of Syria peace talks

The United Nations Thursday in Geneva will host peace talks on the civil war in Syria. The meeting with the parties concerned in april 2016 without concrete result was broken off.

The parties have remained the same, but the political context has changed. As the United States have a new leader. Also in , the situation is different since the failed coup in July. President Assad of Syria with help from Russia and Iran, which also both enjoy, the battlefield a new look. Biggest change was the reconquest of Aleppo on the rebels.

The demands of the Syrian parties are unchanged. While a ceasefire is valid in Switzerland, will include the rebels ask for release of prisoners and, most importantly, change of political situation: Assad has to go.

The Syrian Government wants all the rebels branded as terrorists who have to accept the weapons and that only then should talk about a political solution.

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