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Syria regime accuses US of arming terrorists

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16:05 CET+01:00
Talks among Syria's warring sides broke up in Geneva on Tuesday, the United Nations said, after the regime in a morning session accused Washington of "arming terrorists".

 After announcing the start of a morning session around 11am, the UN said in a terse statement later that "no meeting has been planned for this afternoon".
A member of the opposition negotiating team, Rima Fleihan, told AFP that UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi had adjourned the meeting "because the regime is not cooperating on any subject, not on humanitarian issues and not on a transitional governing body."
"There will be no session this afternoon or tonight. The next session will be tomorrow at 10am," she said.
Tuesday's morning session saw the regime present a statement it wanted adopted by participants condemning Washington.
The statement, obtained by AFP, said "the United States has made a decision to resume arming terrorist groups in Syria."
"This decision can only be understood as a direct attempt to obstruct any political solution in Syria through dialogue . . . those participating in the meeting condemn this American step."

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