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Syrian opposition calls for sacking of Brahimi

February 11, 2014 at 10:59 am

Forces within the Syrian opposition have escalated their stance against the Arab and international envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, over his insistence that Iran should participate in the Geneva II Conference.

Member of the National Coalition for the Opposition Syrian Forces, Samir Nashar, told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the coalition had sent a recommendation to the Arab League’s foreign ministers asking them to relieve Mr Brahimi from his position.

It is worth mentioning that this call was announced soon after Brahimi arrived in Damascus on Monday to meet Bashar al-Assad and his foreign minister, Waleed al-Mu’allem.

Mr Brahimi’s visit to Damascus is part of his regional tour in preparation for Geneva II. He is also scheduled to meet a number of opposition leaders inside Syria.