Syrian opposition says government declaration falls short at Geneva

by Reuters
Monday, 27 January 2014 12:51 GMT

GENEVA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A "declaration of principles" that the Syrian government presented at a peace conference in Geneva on Monday fails to address the main objective of the talks, the opposition said.

"The declaration is outside the framework of Geneva, which centres on creating a transitional governing body. It fails to address the core issue," the opposition's chief negotiator Hadi al Bahra told Reuters. (Reporting by Khaled Oweis, editing by Tom Miles)

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