UN Security Council fails to agree on joint Syria declaration

The UN Security Council on Tuesday failed to agree on a joint declaration on war-torn Syria, capping a day of negotiations in which the organization’s special envoy to the country called to jump-start the deadlocked peace process. Russia, Syria’s main ally, repeatedly blocked negotiations on the matter, diplomats said, although Moscow did not respond to a request for comment as to why. The conflict in Syria, which broke out after the brutal suppression of anti-government protests in 2011, has killed more than 380,000 people and displaced millions. Endless rounds of UN-backed peace talks have f…

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