The Syrian government has not decided yet whether to take part in a second round of peace talks tentatively scheduled for next week, a senior official said.
A tumultuous week of negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva last month between President Bashar Assad's government and the main Western-backed Syrian opposition group ended without making any significant headway. The UN has proposed holding a second round of discussions that would begin Monday.
The opposition Syrian National Coalition already has agreed to attend. The government, however, has refused to commit.