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Syrian Opposition Leader Holds Talks With Russia, Iran

Mon, February 4, 2013 9:00am

Story by Kelly McEvers

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Over the weekend, one of the main Syrian opposition leaders held informal talks with the regime's main backers — Russia and Iran. The talks were held on the sidelines of a security conference in Germany. It's unclear whether this creates an opening to a political settlement that could end the bloodshed in Syria.

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