Syria’s opposition chief urged President Bashar al-Assad on Monday to respond positively to a call for dialogue and to delegate his deputy to end 22 months of warfare that has cost tens of thousands of lives.
“Since the start of the crisis, Mr Sharaa (Assad’s Vie President) has seen that things are not going in the right direction,” said Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, the leader of Syrian opposition. “If the regime accepts the idea, I ask it to delegate Faruq al-Sharaa for us to hold discussions with him.”
“The regime needs to take a clear position. We will extend our hands for the sake of the people, and in order to help the regime leave in peace.” (AP, 5 February)
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