SNC Seeking Transitional Govt., Paris Mulling No-Fly Zoneإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Syrian National Council, Syria's main opposition group is studying the formation of a transitional government, its leader Abdel Basset Sayda said Tuesday.
"We are currently studying the formation of a transitional government," Sayda said after meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris against a background of hints from the Syrian regime that President Bashar Assad could soon step down.
"It is a process that requires a lot of consultation. We mustn't go too fast but the Syrian National Council will attempt to get there as quickly as possible."
Asked about the possibility of forming a government in exile, Sayda said his priority was creating a government inside the country.
Speaking in Moscow earlier, Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil said Assad's resignation could not be a condition for negotiations with the opposition but added: "Any problems can be discussed during negotiations. We are even ready to discuss this issue."
Sayda also revealed that the French president was “seriously mulling” the possibility of establishing a no-fly zone in Syria with the aim of protecting civilians.