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Iran and Syrian President Bashar Assad’s two-day peace talks are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, but are being pushed back to Sunday after both sides accused the other of delaying their efforts.
The announcement of the start of the talks comes as Washington and its allies in the region worry about a new wave of violence in Syria that has left more than 200 people dead, including children, in recent weeks.
It also comes as the White House and its partners are pushing to broker a political transition in Syria.
“Today, we are starting a process of bringing peace to Syria,” said the State Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
“I am confident that this process will lead to a political settlement and a lasting solution to the country’s crisis.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the conference of Middle East leaders in the Syrian capital, Damascus, that the Syrian people “deserve to have a peaceful and prosperous future, not one of violence and bloodshed.”
Zarif also called for the immediate release of the Iranian prisoners held by the Syrian government, including a senior Iranian diplomat.
The United States and its Western allies have been pressing Damascus to release the detained diplomats.
Washington’s push to broker an international ceasefire in Syria has been hampered by a political vacuum, and its efforts to broker peace talks have been limited to offering humanitarian aid and offering military support to the Syrian opposition.
Last week, the United States said it was suspending its efforts for a cease-war in Syria, saying it could not support a political solution that would exclude the Syrian military from the political process.
“We have concluded that there is no alternative but for the cessation of hostilities,” the State and Defense departments said in a joint statement.
“We remain hopeful that a political process will emerge that respects the rights of all Syrians to live peacefully.”
Secretary of State John Kerry, in his remarks to the conference, said he hopes to return to the Middle East in the next few weeks, but stressed that any political process must include the Syrian leadership and the Syrian regime.
Kerry told the gathering of the Arab League that the United Nations Security Council should approve any agreement that is in the best interests of Syria.
He also said he hoped the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which support the Syrian rebels, would come to the table and support an agreement that includes Assad.
Kashmir is the main battleground for the United State and the United Kingdom in the Middle Eastern region, with the two countries both backing rebels fighting Assad in the country.
The two sides have been fighting over Syria for more than two years, and the two sides are locked in a civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people.
More than 70 percent of Syria’s 3.2 million people are estimated to be internally displaced, and nearly 2.5 million have been internally displaced.
The United Nations says about 2.2 billion Syrians need humanitarian assistance, while the Syrian National Council says nearly 2 million people have been displaced from their homes.
The Syrian government says it is responsible for nearly half of the countrys estimated 8 million people, including more than 2 million civilians.