Syria Opposition Chief Rejects Moscow Talks Inviteإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The head of Syria's mainstream opposition National Coalition on Friday rejected an invitation by Moscow for talks to find a solution to the 21-month-old conflict, accusing Russia of interference.
"We have said frankly that we will not go to Moscow," Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib told al-Jazeera television.
Khatib said Russia should apologize for "interfering" in Syrian affairs, condemn "massacres" committed by the regime and issue a "clear call for the departure of President Bashar Assad."
If these conditions are met, he said, talks could be held with the Russians in an Arab country.
Earlier Russia, which has not joined much of the West in recognizing the National Coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people, invited Khatib for talks in Moscow or a regional capital.