UN's outgoing Syria envoy wants regime to stop being obstructive

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Staffan de Mistura has been frustrated that Syria is resisting the creation of a potentially vital committee

Staffan de Mistura, the outgoing UN special envoy for Syria, will today plead with Russia, Turkey and European powers to use the next month to force the Syrian regime to stop blocking the establishment of a committee to draw up a new constitution that could be key to ending the seven-year civil war.

Syria agreed with Russia at the beginning of the year to co-operate with the committee but has reneged on the plan as it eyes a non-negotiated total military victory.

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