Syria: OK, We'll Attend Peace Talks

Foreign minister says regime has 'agreed in principle' to go to Geneva

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 26, 2013 6:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Syrian government said today it has agreed "in principle" to take part in an international conference in Geneva next month aimed at ending the country's civil war. Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says his government believes that the conference, proposed by Russia and the United States, is a "good opportunity for a political solution for the crisis in Syria." Al-Moallem did not elaborate in the joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart shortly after he arrived in Baghdad for an unannounced visit.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem meets with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, May 26, 2013.   (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, Pool)
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem attends a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.   (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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