Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Hollande calls on Syrian opposition to form provisional govt, says France would recognize it- WAbdelbaset Sieda: e're nowhere near that yet!"

"...Abdelbaset Sieda, speaking in a telephone interview with The Associated Press, said the opposition is making "serious" preparations and consultations to announce a transitional government, but admitted it is not imminent. 
On Monday, French President Francoise Hollande called on the Syrian opposition to form a provisional government, saying France would recognize it. But Hollande's statement, believed to be the first of its kind, was quickly shot down by U.S. officials who said it was premature to speak about a provisional government when Syria's fractured opposition hasn't even agreed yet on a transition plan. 
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter, cited persistent disagreements among the Syrian National Council and rival opposition groups, and between Syrian opposition figures campaigning outside the country and rebels fighting the Assad regime on the front line. 
"We're nowhere near that yet," one U.S. official said. 
Sieda said the U.S. comments show the international community was not ready not ready" to take decisive decisions when it comes to Syria...."

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