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The former presidential candidate criticised the current regime during a press conference
Addressing the Arab summit in Kuwait, National Coalition chief Ahmed Jarba urged Arabs to give Syria’s Arab League seat to the opposition and hand them Syria’s embassies in their countries.
Saudi Arabia is one of the main backers of the rebellion against Assad that erupted three years ago and has become a full-fledged civil war after loyalists launched a crackdown against protesters seeking democratic reforms.
Iran, a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Saudi Arabia’s regional arch foe, said Monday that it will attend the peace talks but without preconditions.
The talks opening Wednesday are aimed at setting up a transitional government to find a way out of the brutal conflict that has killed 130,000 people and made millions homeless since March 2011.
A defiant Assad has shown no sign of backing down
The National Coalition to Support Legitimacy calls on demonstrators to “avoid further bloodshed” while “retaining their right” to protest in Tahrir Square.
The National Coalition spoke out as troops and rebels were locked in fierce clashes outside the Damascus district of Qabun
National Coalition for Media Freedom releases conference statement on media during the Arab Spring
The National Coalition is expected to choose a new president, incorporate new members and decide the fate of an interim rebel government
“For the past two years, we have been slaughtered by an unprecedentedly vicious regime, while the world has looked on,” Khatib said.
Kerry meets his Russian counterpart here later Tuesday in a bid to bridge differences between Moscow and Washington over Syria
Coalition president Ahmed Moaz Al-Khatib meets to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria