MESOP LATEST ON GENEVA : Syrian Opposition Requests Clarification after Invitation to Talks

U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura sent out official invitations yesterday to peace talks set to begin in Geneva on Friday, though he did not release the list of groups invited to participate, citing the sensitivity of the subject. The opposition’s High Negotiations Council, which is currently meeting in Riyadh, said it appreciated its invitation but has requested clarification from the United Nations about a resolution that called on the warring parties to halt certain tactics, such as sieges and targeting civilian areas, before the start of talks.