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Ex-UN Syria envoy says he quit to avoid having to shake Assad's hand

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Staffan de Mistura also says EU’s failure to address Syria crisis led to Brexit vote Staffan de Mistura, the former UN special envoy to Syria, has said he quit the post last year because he realised Bashar al-Assad had won the territorial civil war in Syria and he could not bring himself to shake the president’s hand. He also said he was furious when Russia and the US reached a deal in autumn 2016,...

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