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Syria peace talks must focus on fighting terrorism-Assad

By Reuters | Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:40 AM
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BEIRUT, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ruled out on Monday making opposition figures ministers and said peace talks in Switzerland should aim to "fight terrorism", striking a defiant tone two days before the talks are due to start.

In an interview with news agency AFP, Assad said he would likely seek a new term in presidential elections this year, a statement certain to anger opposition...

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