He stressed that simply getting the parties talking for the first time since the conflict erupted in March 2011 was an important step forward.
'Ice Is Breaking' In Syria Talks: UN Mediator
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January 30, 2014

Via AFP:

Syria's warring sides on Thursday got bogged down in a dispute over who was responsible for the violence in the country, as peace talks in Geneva focused on "terrorism".

While the mere fact the rivals agreed on a topic of discussion was seen as a step forward, the first round of talks are expected to wrap up Friday with no concrete progress on ending the violence, agreeing on a political transition or ensuring humanitarian aid to millions in need.

"There is of course agreement that terrorism ... is a very serious problem inside Syria, but there's no agreement on how to deal with it," U...

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