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Syria's Alkhatib says ready to talk to Assad's deputy

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 4 Feb 2013 04:59 PM
Author: Reuters
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BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Syrian opposition leader Moaz Alkhatib said on Monday he would accept negotiations with Bashar al-Assad's deputy but said talks must be based on the principle of the regime's departure.

Alkhatib, who was speaking after meeting Iranian, Russian and U.S. officials in Germany, told al-Arabiya news channel that he had asked Iran to deliver his negotiations offer to Assad's government. (Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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