Syria is set to hold a presidential election this year, but Washington warned the world powers not to get fooled by the upcoming vote.
US envoy Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Security Council on Monday, “These elections will neither be free nor fair. They will not legitimize the Assad regime."
"The elections, which are scheduled to be held in the summer, would not meet the criteria laid out in the UN’s Resolution 2254 on Syria," she added.
Her comments come on the 10th anniversary of the conflict which started as street protests against President Bashar al-Assad.
The US called the meeting on Syria on March 15 because it coincided with the anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in 2011.