Syria talks in Vienna

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Reports of talks on the crisis in Syria in Vienna on the 30 October 2015 of Foreign Ministers from the France, United Kingdom, US, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia, plus the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and the UN and various other countries*.

The talks involved Iran, Syria's ally, for the first time. Leaders said progress had been made but they continued to differ on the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

This Main Focus from Euro|Topics offers English (+ French and German) translations of a selections of articles in European news sources on this topic.

Further talks were scheduled for mid-November 2015. These talks, taking place on 14 November, were shadowed by the terrorist attacks in Paris.

* The participants are known as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), which consists of: the Arab League, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, the UK, the United Nations, and the US.

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BBC News, 30.10.15: Syria conflict: 'Progress made' in Vienna talks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34673535
EU: EEAS: Press Release, 29.10.15: Remarks of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Vienna http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2015/151029_02_en.htm
Deutsche Welle, 29.10.15: Dim prospects for US-Iranian rapprochement in Syria http://dw.com/p/1GwOC
ESO: Background information: Council conclusions on Syria http://www.europeansources.info/record/press-release-council-conclusions-on-syria-4/
ESO: Information Guide: European Migration Challenges http://www.europeansources.info/record/information-guide-european-migration-challenges/
Chatham House: Expert Comment, 30.10.15: The Syria Talks in Vienna: The Beginning of the End? https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/syria-talks-vienna-beginning-end
The Local.at, 30.10.15: World leaders gather in Vienna for Syria summit http://www.thelocal.at/20151030/world-leaders-gather-in-vienna-austria-for-syria-summit
The Guardian, 30.10.15: Syria peace talks pin hopes for end to war on Iran and Saudi Arabia http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/30/syria-peace-talks-vienna-iran-saudi-arabia
Wikipedia: Syria peace talks in Vienna https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria_peace_talks_in_Vienna
EU: EEAS: Press Release, 30.10.15: Remarks by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the Syria talks Vienna, 30 October 2015 http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2015/151030_05.htm
The Conversation, 30.10.15: As powerbrokers gather at last, Russia races against time to save Assad https://theconversation.com/as-powerbrokers-gather-at-last-russia-races-against-time-to-save-assad-49910
EurActiv, 15.11.15: Syria talks produce election roadmap after Paris attacks http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/syria-talks-produce-election-roadmap-after-paris-attacks-319490
The Conversation, 18.11.15: Explainer: the Syrian war, in five minutes http://theconversation.com/explainer-the-syrian-war-in-five-minutes-50866
UK: Parliament: House of Commons: Library: Briefing Paper, 18.11.15: Seeking a negotiated solution in Syria http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7392/CBP-7392.pdf
The New York Times, 14.11.15: Talks on Syria Crisis Proceeding in Vienna http://www.nytimes.com/live/paris-attacks-live-updates/crisis-talks-on-syria-continue

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