Syrian opposition ready to attend Geneva II talks
Ahmad Jarba, head of the biggest Syrian opposition coalition, announced Sunday his group is ready to begin diplomatic discussions with the Syrian government over the future of Syria in Geneva. (AFP)
The Syrian opposition coalition president Ahmad Jarba announced Sunday that his group is prepared and ready to attend a conference in Geneva to establish a transitional government to end the conflict in the country, according to Reuters.
Jarba's letter to the UN security council represents the first clear commitment from the opposition to attend the proposed conference that is sponsored by the United States and Russia.
In the statement, Jarba "reaffirms [the coalition's] willingness to engage in a future Geneva Conference" with the important stipulation that all parties must agree that "the purpose of the conference will be the establishment of a transitional government with full executive powers."
The letter also called for the UN security council to release thousands of peaceful activists and implement a ceasefire in the country.
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