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The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (C) speaks at a press conference in Geneva Tanoh Kpassagnon Chiefs Jersey , Switzerland, on Dec. 14, 2017. Staffan de Mistura said that the way Intra-Syrian peace talks proceed will come after he speaks to the Security Council in New York as the eighth round ended Thursday without "real negotiations." (XinhuaXu Jinquan)
GENEVA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The UN Special Envoy for SyriaStaffan de Mistura said that the way Intra-Syrian peace talksproceed will come after he speaks to the Security Council in NewYork as the eighth round ended Thursday without "realnegotiations."

He told journalists at the UN in Geneva that the two weeks oftalks failed to yield the intended results despite great efforts,which he described as a "missed golden opportunity".

De Mistura said the scheduled topics of a constitution andelections under UN Security Council Resolution 2254 had not evenbeen discussed with the government delegation.

"We did not see the government looking to have a dialogue inthis round Patrick Mahomes II Chiefs Jersey ," said the UN envoy, adding that "there is noalternative but to have the legitimacy of the UN."

He said as well as reporting back to the UN Security Council inNew York, he would also seek advice from special ambassadors of thePermanent Five members of the Security Council who he has beenconsulting.

"I will probably need to come up with new ideas, parameters,about how to move the talks forward Breeland Speaks Chiefs Jersey , particularly on constitutionand elections," de Mistura said.

The UN envoy said that both the government side and theopposition group had accused each other of setting preconditions,but there had been none in Geneva before the talks proceeded.

"We are not going to give up at the moment," he said when "theSyrian people believe there should be some process withoutprecondition."

Earlier, the head of the Syrian government delegation to theSyrian peace talks Bashar al-Ja'afari said his team would not talkto the opposition delegation due to a statement it released beforethe current talks began Will Redmond Rush Jersey , known as "the Riyadh communique."

After a meeting with de Mistura in Geneva, al-Ja'afari toldreporters that Syria did not want the talks to fail, but theopposition had come with "a precondition" it set in November at aconference known as "Riyadh 2".

At the conference, a declaration was issued that SyrianPresident Bashar al-Assad did not have a role to play in thecountry's future political transition.

"As long as the Riyadh 2 communique stands, we will not engagein direct talks Sammy Watkins Rush Jersey ," said al-Ja'afari.

Earlier this week, the Syrian opposition delegation said "thereis an opportunity here in Geneva this week that we must take forthe sake of our people."

"The opportunity is to sit down, face to face, under thechairmanship of the UN Special Envoy, and begin negotiations onpolitical transition Anthony Hitchens Rush Jersey ," the opposition delegation said in astatement issued after meeting with de Mistura.

The new round of UN-led Syrian peace talks started on Nov. 28and was scheduled to be held until Dec. 15. The major obstacle forany expected breakthrough was described by the UN as a lack oftrust.

In parallel with the UN-backed Geneva process, a new round ofthe Russia-led international negotiations on the settlement of theSyrian conflict is scheduled for Dec. 21 and 22 in the Kazakhcapital of Astana. Enditem

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- China is pleased to see the United Nations play a constructive role in helping resolve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Tuesday.

Jeffrey Feltman, the United Nations under-secretary-general for political affairs Robert Golden Rush Jersey , will visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from Tuesday to Friday, the United Nations said Monday.

During a recent visit to China, Feltman met Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong, and the two sides exchanged views on UN affairs and issues of common concern, Geng told a press briefing.

PYONGYANG Chris Conley Rush Jersey , April 29 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday threatened to carry out "a new form of nuclear test" in response to U.S. President Barack Obama's Asia tour.

"The DPRK will advance along the road of bolstering up nuclear deterrent, unhindered, now that the U.S. brings the dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over the DPRK," an unnamed spokesman of the DPRK's Foreign Ministry was quoted by the official KCNA news agency as saying in a statement.

"There is no statute of limitations to the DPRK's declaration that it will not rule out a new form of nuclear test clarified by it in the March 30 statement. This is the exercise of the inviolable right to self-defense," the statement said.

The statement blasted Obama's four-nation Asian tour Mitch Morse Rush Jersey , saying the trip was a dangerous one as "it was aimed to bring dark clouds of more acute confrontation and nuclear arms race to Asia."

"Facts clearly prove that his tour was designed for undisguised confrontation to retain a tighter grip on allies of the U.S. and encircle and contain its rivals in Eurasia, pursuant to the U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy for domination and scenario for aggression from A to Z," it said.

The statement said Obama's unwillingness to open talks with the DPRK is tantamount to a declaration before the world that "the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK remains unchanged, the U.S. tries to bring down the DPRK by force and it began to carry out such scenario."

"His reckless acts only escalated the danger of confrontation and conflict in the Asia-Pacific region and gave further momentum to the opposition to him," it warned.

Obama will have to pay for his "reckless acts" in the mid-term elections in November Chris Jones Rush Jersey , it added.

"What remains to be done by the Obama group is to watch what kind of seeds of fire sown by him this time would develop into flames that may affect the U.S