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Syrian activists join talks

Wed., Dec. 7, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with expatriate Syrian opposition members in Geneva. (Associated Press)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with expatriate Syrian opposition members in Geneva. (Associated Press)

 GENEVA – The Obama administration moved to expand contacts with opponents of Syria’s President Bashar Assad on Tuesday as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton held a rare meeting with Syrian opposition figures.

 Amid reports of a new surge in violence, Clinton told Syrian pro-reform activists in Geneva that she wanted to hear their plans to establish a new democratic government if they are successful in prying Assad and his regime from power.

 The invitation was a step short of endorsement.

Associated Press


 

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