British PM to call for new Syria peace drive at UN Assembly
Sept.27, London: British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will call for a new diplomatic drive to end Syria's civil war as he meets world leaders at the United Nations in New York on Sunday.
He is expected to drop his opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad playing a role in any transitional government. But he is expected to insist Assad stands down to allow reconciliation.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes the talks can help find a political solution to Syria's crisis.
Cameron is expected to use a series of meetings with other leaders - including US President Barak Obama - to argue that a peaceful solution will require a different leadership which the whole country can unite around.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama will be among other leaders attending the 70th anniversary meeting of the UN General Assembly.
The Oslo Times