MESOP TODAY’S QUOTATION : Just with these people there will never be a lasting peace – No Syria Solution without Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia: UN Envoy

Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. envoy to Syria, has said a solution to the conflict is impossible without the inclusion of Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Russia in talks to end the war.”Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Russia must be part of the talks, as there isn’t enough of a critical mass without them to achieve a solution,” de Mistura said on Feb. 2, delivering a presentation about the situation in the war-torn country at the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.