Syria talks: Assad's future not on agenda, says Jafari
25 January 2014 Last updated at 12:16 GMT
Syria's opposition and government have met face to face in Geneva for talks aimed at "saving Syria".
Syria's Ambassador to the UN, Bashar Jafari - part of the government delegation - told the BBC's Lina Sinjab that his priority was "putting an end to the terrorism and the violence".
He said that President Bashar al-Assad's future was not up for discussion.