<span>UN envoy seeks new path forward on Syria in Damascus visit</span>

Al-Monitor | Dec 14, 2021 at 2:18 AM
  • UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen met with Syrian government officials in Damascus yesterday to call for a “step-by-step” process of trust-building measures toward a political resolution to the country’s civil war.
  • The UN Security Council ratified Resolution 2254 in 2015 calling for free and fair elections in Syria and laying a roadmap for a political resolution to the conflict.
  • The Syrian government has largely refused to compromise on the political process and has vowed to retake the rest of the country by force if necessary, though the Syrian army appears incapable of doing so due in part to Turkish and US support for different factions in the conflict.