Moaz al-Khatib speaks during the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Photo by Reuters
Syrian Opposition Leader Ready To Hold Talks With Bashar al-Assad -- The Telegraph
The internationally recognised leader of the Syrian opposition has offered to hold direct negotiations with the Assad regime for the first time, in a dramatic volte face.
A spokesman for Moaz al-Khatib, the Damascus cleric who leads the Syrian National Coalition, told The Daily Telegraph he was speaking "in a personal capacity" in making the offer.
But he said the Coalition would discuss the proposal "in the next few days", possibly even Thursday. If it agrees and President Bashar al-Assad makes good on his own offer of negotiation, the proposal could bring the first major breakthrough between the two sides for more than a year.
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My Comment: Not everyone in the rebel movement is happy with this offer for talks. But I still believe this is all moot .... Assad has no desire or interest to negotiate.