Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi delivers a speech at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Iran's Salehi thinks Syrian government ready to talk to opposition: MENA
Posted : Wednesday, 06 February 2013 03:40PM
CAIRO (Reuters) - The foreign minister of Iran said on Wednesday he believed that the Syrian government was ready to negotiate with the opposition and that the two sides would have to sit together for talks, the Egyptian state news agency MENA reported.
"I think that the Syrian government is ready to negotiate with the opposition," Ali Akbar Salehi told MENA. Opposition leader Moaz Alkhatib has made a conditional offer to talk to Syria's rulers about trying to end Syria's conflict.
(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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