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EU wants Damascus to return to negotiating table

Vienna, The European Union urged Tehran and Moscow to bring back Damascus to negotiating table.

We need in particular Russia and Iran to put pressure on Damascus so that it agrees to sit at the negotiating table under UN auspices. The opposition with whom we have been working these years is today more united and ready to sit for negotiations, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said addressing the 2nd Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.

We believe that the only sustainable peace for Syria will be linked to a political process under UN auspices. As I have said several times, the three guarantors of Astana have a special responsibility in this context to guarantee that the ceasefires and that the de-escalation zones happen - while we have seen an escalation in military activities, which is exactly the contrary of what they were working on and committed to, the European Union External Action (EEAS) quoted Mogherini as saying.

This is while, The US together with its allies, the UK and France targeted the Syrian capital city of Damascus on April 14.

The US attack on a military base in Homs, western Syria injured 3 civilians, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) earlier reported.

The media affiliated with the terrorists had claimed that the Syrian jet fighters conducted a chemical attack on Douma last Saturday killing 75 people and injuring scores of others.

This is while Syria had earlier warned against terrorists' attempts to orchestrate chemical attack scenario in Eastern Ghouta.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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