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Ultimatum Leads Syrian Government To Threaten To Peace Talk Walkout

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January 24, 2014 AT 11:19 AM
Stout intractability and threats of walkouts gave way to signs of progress Friday at Syria peace talks, with government and opposition representatives agreeing to meet in the same room Saturday. The sides accepted that their talks will be based on a 2012 communique which called for a transitional governing body to be set up, mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday. "Tomorrow we have agreed that we shall meet in same room," Brahimi told a news conference after he held separate meetings with government and opposition delegations in Geneva.