Syria opposition bloc confirms talks rejection

 04 Jan 2014 - 2:43


Syrian residents gather after fleeing their homes following clashes between opposition fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President 

BEIRUT: A key group within Syria’s mainstream opposition National Coalition reaffirmed yesterday that it would not attend peace talks slated for later this month in Switzerland.
“After meetings with many international delegations in recent weeks... Syrian National Council confirms it sees no reason to attend the Geneva conference,” SNC member Samir Nashar said. He also forecast that National Coalition, which had still not taken a definitive decision, would similarly not show up.