December 28, 2016 / 11:48 AM / 7 months ago

Moscow says UN's de Mistura backs its Syria peace push with Iran, Turkey

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U.N. mediator for Syria Staffan de Mistura attends a news conference after a meeting at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 1, 2016.Denis Balibouse

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura supported efforts by Russia, Turkey and Iran to try to get a ceasefire in Syria and organise new Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan.

The ministry said de Mistura had spoken by phone with Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov.

Reporting by Peter Hobson; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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