U.S. caution over Syria talks prompts opposition doubts




 
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U.S. caution over Syria talks prompts opposition doubts
 
December 20th, 2013  
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U.S. caution over Syria talks prompts opposition doubts
By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Senior Syrian opposition figures are questioning whether they should attend peace talks next month following U.S. warnings that the swift departure of President Bashar al-Assad from power cannot be guaranteed, opposition sources said on Friday. Speaking after meeting U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford in Istanbul this week, they said he had told them not to expect quick results from the talks, due to start in Switzerland on January 22, and that it was not up to Washington to remove Assad. ...




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