Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem
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Syria foreign minister: 'Interference slowing Syria peace'

30 September 2013 Last updated at 22:17 BST

The Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem has cast doubt on hopes for a breakthrough at a planned Syria peace conference.

In a BBC interview in New York, where Mr Muallem was addressing the UN General Assembly, he said the so-called Geneva Two conference could not work while Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey support the armed rebels.

He spoke to the BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen.