Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Sochi, Russia, May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Pavel Golovkin/Pool
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Britain, France, the United States and Ukraine Tuesday blocked a Russian request to add two Syrian rebel groups to a U.N. terror blacklist and sideline them from the Syrian peace process, diplomats said.Adding names to the U.N. sanctions list requires a consensus decision from the 15-member council and after objections were raised by the four countries, Russia's request was rejected.Jaish al-Islam is a member of the Higher Negotiations Committee (HNC) that is taking part in negotiations in Geneva to end the five-year war in Syria.An attempt last year by the ISSG to come up with a single list of "terrorist" groups in Syria fell apart after scores of names were submitted from all sides.
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