UN Envoy Urges Obama, Putin to Save Syria Truce, Peace Process

U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura voiced deep concern at the truce unraveling in Aleppo and at least three other hotspots

The United Nations mediator on Thursday said the couple month-old Syrian ceasefire is "barely alive" and called on the leaders of the United States and the Russian Federation to step in to save it, NBC News reported.

U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura voiced deep concern at the truce unraveling in Aleppo and at least three other hotspots, although he saw some narrowing of positions between the government and opposition visions of political transition.

"Hence my appeal for a U.S.-Russian urgent initiative at the highest level, because the legacy of both President Obama and President Putin is linked to the success of what has been a unique initiative which started very well. It needs to end very well," de Mistura told a news conference.

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