New Rebuff to Russia's Plan for Syria Peace Talks in Moscow

January 10, 2015 1:47 PM

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AMMAN — Prominent Syrian opposition figure Mouaz Al Khatib said on Friday he had turned down an invitation to a Moscow meeting with Syrian government officials, in a further blow to Russian efforts to find a solution to the Syrian conflict.

"We decided to decline … this is because the conditions we think are necessary to ensure the success of the meeting are not available," the moderate Islamist said in an online post.

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