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Moscow welcomes Syrian rebels as talks set to start


[1/26/2017 3:53:33 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Moscow will host Syrian opposition factions and Syrian rebels on Friday, reinforcing its position as a mediator after being allies to the regime.

Moscow distanced itself from US President Donald Trump’s plan to revive safe areas in Syria, hinting to the first clash of ideas between Moscow and the new American era.

The Syrian opposition meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will begin on Friday. Jamal Suleiman, Jihad Makdisi and Khaled Issa of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party have already arrived, in addition to Qadri Jamil and Randa Kassis who will all partake in the talks.

Ahmed al-Jarba and Hassan Abdel Azim of the coordinating body are scheduled to join. Moaz al-Khatib has refused to attend in protest of the participation of the Kurds.

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