Russia says Syria talks must not focus solely on transition

West Australian
Friday 14th February, 2014

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Syrian peace talks must not focus solely on the creation of a transitional governing body, Russia’s foreign minister said on Friday, accusing backers of the opposition for pushing for “regime change”. As the second round of talks in Geneva entered its final day, Sergei Lavrov suggested that the opposition and its Western and Arab backers were trying to derail the negotiations. “We have the impression that when those who ensured opposition participation in this process were calling for talks to focus on delivering on the Geneva Communique in its full, in fact they meant reg…

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