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Arab League meets Syrian opposition

The Arab League invited the Syrian Opposition, the Syrian National Council, for talks in Cairo on Tuesday, to discuss the planned transition of power.

After meeting officials from the Arab League, Abdel Basset Sedah, of the opposition Syrian National Council's executive office, said,

"The Arab League will announce soon a date for a conference to include many of the Syrian opposition groups to discuss the ways and time needed to move to a transitional period."

Meanwhile, Burhan Ghalioun, the head of the Syrian National Council met Russian diplomats in Moscow. Urging the two sides to start a dialogue, the Kremlin has refused to back calls for the resignation of President Bashar Al-Assad.

Ghalioun said,

"We were unable to change the position of the Russian government, and they also could not change our position."

See our previous posts:

Foreign embassies attacked as Arab League suspends Syria (13 Nov 2011)

Human rights groups urge Arab League to back Syria's referral to ICC (11 Nov 2011)

Syrian death toll rises despite Arab League deal (07 Nov 2011)

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