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The man in [change / charge] of the Syrian peace talks has apologised to the Syrian people. Lakhdar Brahimi is the United Nations’ peace [convoy / envoy] to Syria. His job was to help the two [sides / aides] in Syria's civil war make peace. Syria's government and Syrian rebel leaders are in Geneva to try and find a [why / way] to end the war. It is the second time they have sat [in / down] together. There are many difficult problems [to / for] discuss. The Syrian people are hoping the two sides can [each / reach] a deal. They are tired [for / of] the fighting. More than 140,000 have died in the three-year war and three million need [humanitarian / humane] aid. Mr Brahimi said: "I’m very, very sorry. I think it is better that every side goes back and reflects, and accepts their [responsible / responsibility] ."

The two sides in Syria's peace talks ended their discussions being [anger / angry] with each other. Mr Brahimi asked them if they [really / real] wanted the peace talks to continue or not. They did not [let / set] a date for future talks. The UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague said the [broken / breakdown] of the talks was very sad. He said it was "a serious [setback / cutback] in the search for [piece / peace] in Syria". Syria's opposition leader [blamed / blaming] Syria's government for the failure of the talks. He said: "The regime is not [seriously / serious] ….I'm very sorry to say there is nothing positive we can take from this." Syria's government team said the talks [failed / foiled] because the opposition people were "amateurs". Mr Brahimi was still hopeful and said: "I very much hope there will be a [three / third] round."

 


 
 
 

 

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