Syria's Alkhatib says ready to talk to Assad's deputy

ByREUTERS
February 4, 2013 19:06




BEIRUT - Syrian opposition leader Moaz Alkhatib said on Monday he would accept negotiations with Bashar Assad's deputy but said talks must be based on the principle of the regime's departure.

Alkhatib, who was speaking after meeting Iranian, Russian and US officials in Germany, told al-Arabiya news channel that he had asked Iran to deliver his negotiations offer to Assad's government.

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