Syria opposition lays preconditions for peace talks




 
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Syria opposition lays preconditions for peace talks
 
November 3rd, 2013  
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Syria opposition lays preconditions for peace talks
By Yasmine Saleh and Ayman Samir CAIRO (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition set terms on Sunday for attending peace talks to end the Syrian civil war, in a move that throws the proposed conference into further confusion after the international envoy said there should be no preconditions. The long-delayed talks - known as Geneva 2 - are meant to bring Syria's warring sides to the negotiating table, but have been repeatedly delayed because of disputes between world powers, divisions among the opposition and irreconcilable positions of Assad and the rebels. Syrian National Coalition President Ahmad Jarba said the opposition would not attend unless there was a clear timeframe for President Bashar al-Assad to leave power. He also said they could not accept the presence of Iran.




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