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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 06:06 AM

Syria opposition leader rejects Moscow invitation

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Syria's opposition leader has rejected an invitation from Russia for peace talks, dealing another blow to international hopes that diplomacy can be resurrected to end a 21-month civil war.

Russia, President Bashar al-Assad's main international protector, said on Friday it had sent an invitation for a visit to Moaz Alkhatib, whose six-week-old National Coalition opposition group has been recognised by most Western and Arab states as the legitimate voice of the Syrian people.

But in an interview on Al Jazeera television, Alkhatib said he had already ruled out such a trip and wanted an apology from Moscow for its support for Assad.

"We have clearly said we will not go to Moscow. We could meet in an Arab country if there was a clear agenda," he said.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/29/uk-syria-crisis-idUKBRE8BQ0B820121229

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Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #1

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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:34 PM

1. They would rather fight than talk. They think they will win..

No matter how many Syrians die.

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