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Syria - Ceasefire (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - October 24, 2012)

Mr. Brahimi has just indicated that the Syrian authorities have agreed to a ceasefire during Eid. What’s your response?

We supported Mr. Brahimi’s proposal for a ceasefire. We reaffirm that it’s up to the Syrian regime, which is pursuing a crackdown against its own people, to make the first step.

If the ceasefire can be established, we need to ensure that it is followed by a lasting cessation of hostilities and the Syrian army’s return to barracks. We support all UN efforts in this direction.



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