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Kerry invites Syrian opposition to partake at peace talks

17 January 2014 [10:00] - TODAY.AZ
US Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the Syrian opposition to take part in a peace conference in Switzerland next week amid questions about whether they will attend, dpa reported.

He urged the main opposition group to vote Friday in favour of participating in the talks that he stressed were "the only way to bring about an end to the civil war that has triggered one of the planet's most severe humanitarian disasters and which has created the seeding grounds for extremism."

"The United States, for these reasons, urges a positive vote," he said. "We do so knowing that the Geneva peace conference is not the end but rather the beginning."

The talk are a process that Kerry said were the best opportunity for the opposition to achieve the goals of the Syrian people and the goals of their revolution and a solution for "this terrible conflict that has taken many, many, many too many lives."



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