UN-hosted negotiations on the Syrian conflict planned for 8 February in Geneva have been postponed until the end of that month, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, despite the fact that the UN could not confirm it.

 

“The date of 8 February has been put back until the end of next month,” Lavrov told a meeting with minor Syrian opposition representatives in Moscow to discuss peace talks in Kazakhstan that ended on Tuesday without a major breakthrough.

 

There was no confirmation from the United Nations on the latest plans for the next round of talks between the Syrian regime and opposition.