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Syria: Cease-Fire Not Dead             09/26 06:21

   Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says a U.S.-Russia-brokered 
cease-fire agreement is still viable and says his administration is prepared to 
take part in a unity government.

   BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says a 
U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire agreement is still viable and says his 
administration is prepared to take part in a unity government.

   In an interview broadcast on the Mayadeen TV channel Monday, al-Moallem 
accused the U.S., Britain, and France of convening a U.N. Security Council 
meeting a day earlier in order to support "terrorists" inside Syria. But he 
said ongoing communications between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meant a truce agreement brokered two 
weeks ago is "not dead."

   Syria's military declared the cease-fire ended one week ago.

   Al-Moallem reaffirmed his government's proposed roadmap to end Syria's war, 
saying Damascus would support a referendum on a new constitution followed by 
parliamentary elections and the formation of a unity government. 


(KA)

 
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