Syria opposition to miss start of key peace talks

The main Syrian opposition coalition announced it would not attend UN-brokered talks in Geneva until a deal is struck to supply food and care to beleaguered civiliansKey Syrian opposition members said Thursday they will miss the start of crucial talks in Geneva aimed at ending the devastating war, as the UN warned the negotiations must not fail. The Saudi-backed High Negotiations Committee, meeting in Riyadh, said it would not attend the Geneva negotiations until an agreement was reached on aid entering besieged towns. A spokeswoman for the UN talks, Khawla Mattar, said that no postponement was planned.


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