The UN chief and his Syria envoy said Saturday they are prepared to broker peace talks between the regime and opposition, as Damascus ally Iran said Bashar al-Assad would stand again for president in 2014.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a press conference on March 1, 2013 in Geneva. The UN is prepared to broker peace talks between Syria's regime and opposition, Ban and his top envoy for the conflict Lakhdar Brahimi said Saturday.
A joint statement by Ban Ki-moon and Lakhdar Brahimi said the UN would "be prepared to facilitate a dialogue between a strong and representative delegation from the opposition and a credible and empowered delegation from the Syrian government."
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