Kerry urges Syrian opposition to attend peace talks

by Reuters
Thursday, 16 January 2014 19:09 GMT

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged members of the Syrian opposition to decide in favor of attending next week's peace talks in Switzerland when they vote on the question on Friday.

The main umbrella opposition body in exile, known as the Syrian National Coalition, is rife with internal divisions and is expected to decide on Friday whether to send representatives to the peace conference in Montreux, Switzerland. (Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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