Islamic State could re-emerge in Syria, Chinese envoy warns

Chinese Special Envoy Xie Xiaoyan talks to reporters after talks with U.N. Special Envoy Geir Pedersen at the United nations in Geneva, Switzerland August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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SULAIMANI — China’s envoy said on Tuesday (August 20) that there was a danger of Islamic State forces reviving in Syria and called for progress in the political process between the Assad government and opposition.

“There is now a danger of terrorist organizations like ISIS being revived, we see some signs ... The fight against terrorism needs to be finished,” Chinese Special Envoy Xie Xiaoyan told reporters after talks with UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen in Geneva.

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)