UN special envoy reiterates political solution to conflict in Syria

(VOVWORLD) - UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen on Wednesday reiterated the world body's principle of a political solution to the eight-year-long conflict in Syria, noting that there is no military solution. 

He told reporters at the UN Headquarters in New York after the Security Council's closed-door consultation on Syria, adding  the fact that the conflict in Syria has lasted more than eight years "has proven that there is no military solution to the conflict." Noting that the society is "deeply divided," and there is a "complete lack of trust," the special envoy said that "we need to heal the division and to start to trust, and to be able to move forward." Without that, there will be "no scenario for peace" for Syria, he added.