Opposition: No final decision on attending peace talks
BEIRUT | Syria’s main opposition group in exile said Tuesday it had not made a final decision yet on whether it would participate in a peace conference in Geneva, adding that the international community must “prove its seriousness” by forcing Damascus to agree on trust-building measures.
The comments illustrate the hurdles that lie ahead in bringing the warring sides together at the Jan. 22 peace conference. Scotland’s future as an independent country, First Minister Alex Salmond’s administration described how the nation would prosper if it were to leave the United Kingdom. Scots will vote Sept. 18, 2014, on independence.