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U.N. Syria Envoy Staffan De Mistura Is Stepping Down

De Mistura told the U.N. Security Council he was leaving for "purely personal reasons." In his final month, he plans to make a major push to try to lay the groundwork for a new constitution in Syria.

After more than four years as the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura is leaving his post. He says that in his final month, he'll make a major push to try to lay the groundwork for a new constitution in Syria.

De Mistura told the U.N. Security Council that he was departing for "purely personal reasons," and would wrap up the last week of November. He said that has always been his plan.

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