Syria opposition says govt sending message it seeks military solution | Reuters

GENEVA The head of the Syrian opposition delegation said on Friday the government was sending a strong message that it did not want to negotiate a peace deal in Geneva and was seeking a military solution after launching an assault on Aleppo.

"Today, as usual the regime since early morning and as before every round of talks, it sends a strong message that it doesn't want a political solution, but a military solution that will bring destruction to the whole country," Asaad al-Zoubi said, referring to intensified fighting in the northern city.

He said government amendments made to U.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura earlier in the day on guiding principles from a previous round of talks showed Damascus was "not serious about the political solution" and "divorced from reality."

(Reporting By John Irish and Tom Miles; editing by John Stonestreet)

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Updated Date: Apr 16, 2016 01:30:12 IST

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