UN denies report on new Syria peace plan

According to a statement released from the UN, neither Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon nor UN Special envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, were aware about the plan.

UN denies report on new Syria peace plan

World Bulletin / News Desk

The UN stated on Thursday that they rejected the existence of "new Syria peace plan", an alleged plan published by Asharq Alawsat newspaper for a solution to end the Syria conflict.

According to a statement released from the UN, neither Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon nor UN Special envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, were aware about the plan. It was stressed in the statement that they did not have any ideas about the alleged plan and underlined that Brahimi keeps holding negotiations with both sides in Syria for a peaceful solution.

The article of Asharq Alawsat newspaper explains the alleged plan for a peaceful solution in details as it asks for the creation of a 140-member senate body tasked with leading the dialogue process between the regime and the opposition during a transitional period.

Alleged plan

"This senate will be the core of (Syria's) Second Republic," said the London-based newspaper.

While 102 senate members would be elected "under the U.N.'s strict supervision, the remaining 38 would be appointed by the regime, the opposition and religious institutions.

The plan also says Faruq al-Sharaa, Syria's vice president, should head the senate.

Within a month of the enactment of this plan "there would be an immediate ceasefire and (loyalist) troops would start withdrawing from the cities", said the daily.

After the establishment of a proposed senate, a committee would be set up to prepare for elections under U.N. supervision, Asharq al-Awsat added.

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