Syrian rebel officer says no talks before Assad goes
Monday, 25 February 2013
BEIRUT: A Syrian rebel leader said on Monday there could be no negotiations to end the civil war until President Bashar al-Assad stepped down and leaders of the army and security forces were put on trial.
"We will not go (into talks) unless these demands are realised," Brigadier SelimIdris, head of a military command, told Al Arabiya Television.
He was speaking after Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said in Moscow the government was ready to hold talks with Assad's armed opponents. (Reuters)