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Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence - U.N. | Reuters

 Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence - U.N.
| Reuters

GENEVA Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the "worrisome" situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday.

De Mistura is mediating of a round of political talks in Geneva, which he expects to produce incremental progress but no breakthroughs or miracles, but separate talks in the Kazakh capital Astana - arranged by Russia, Iran and Turkey - are supposed to guarantee the ceasefire.

De Mistura said he had made a strong suggestion "that they do retake the situation in hand and hopefully there will be an Astana meeting as soon as possible in order to control the situation which at the moment is worrisome". (Reporting by Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay)

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Updated Date: Mar 25, 2017 00:47:06 IST