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Russia: Syrian opposition's stance on Assad "a dead end"
December 29, 2012 / 10:25 AM / in 5 years

Russia: Syrian opposition's stance on Assad "a dead end"

MOSCOW, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that the Syrian opposition coalition’s refusal to talk to President Bashar al-Assad’s government amounts to a “dead end”.

“We are sure this is a dead-end position which only will lead to degradation of the situation,” said Lavrov, who also repeated Russia’s position that Assad’s exit must not be a precondition for a political process.

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