TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian government delegation has postponed its departure to UN-backed peace talks that are due to resume on Tuesday in Geneva, a report said.

The office of UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said it would not comment on the travel plans of the Syrian government.

A report by al-Watan cited diplomatic sources in Geneva saying the Syrian government was annoyed by a statement that emerged last week from a Syrian opposition meeting in Riyadh, according to Reuters.

Syrian opposition groups stuck by a long-standing demand that President Bashar al-Assad be gone from power before a political transition. Damascus viewed the statement as a “return to square one”, the report added.