Middle East

U.S. backs U.N. role in resolving Syria crisis: Gabriel

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including the United States, backed continued efforts by the United Nations to broker a political solution to the bloody civil war in Syria, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday.

“It is clear that all who met want a political solution … and that this political solution must be achieved in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations and that there cannot be any parallel negotiations,” Gabriel told reporters after a meeting that included the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France and Britain.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal and John Irish)

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