RIYADH (Reuters) - Syrian opposition representatives selected Nasr Hariri to head a negotiating team at an upcoming round of U.N.-backed peace talks in Geneva, spokesman Ahmad Ramadan told Reuters on Friday. Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) leader Nasr al-Hariri arrives for a new round of negotiation with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura (not pictured) during the Intra Syria talks, at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Xu Jinquan/Pool/FIlesThe decision came at a meeting in Riyadh where, a day before, Syria’s main opposition stuck by its demand that President Bashar al-Assad play no role in an interim period, despite speculation that it could soften its stance because of Assad’s battlefield strength.
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Updated Date: Nov 25, 2017 00:30 AM