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Brahimi to stay on as Syria envoy after Russia-US bid: UN

UNITED NATIONS: Lakhdar Brahimi has withdrawn a threat to resign as UN-Arab League envoy on the Syria conflict after Russia and the United States launched a joint political initiative, officials said Thursday.

UN leader Ban Ki-moon "has asked the joint special envoy to stay on and he has accepted to stay on," UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson told reporters, praising the Russia-US effort to organize a conference on the two-year-old conflict.

 

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