Syria Opposition Rejects Talks

    Syrian National Council 's President Burhan Ghalioun holds a press conference in Paris, on March 1, 2012. The Syrian main opposition group wants to organise arms deliveries from foreign countries to Syrian rebels through its new military bureau, Ghalioun said. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The leader of Syria's main opposition group on Friday rejected the idea of holding talks with President Bashar al-Assad's government, saying it was pointless to speak to a regime that massacres its own people. Burhan Ghalioun, who heads the rebel Syrian National Council, told the Associated Press in a phone interview from Paris that the suggestion, made by United Nations envoy Kofi Annan, was unrealistic and that Annan had disappointed the Syrian people. He is due to meet Assad this weekend in Syria.

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