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07/22/2013 11:25 am ET

Russia Says Assad Is Ready For Peace Talks

AP

MOSCOW — The Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, said on Monday that the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was ready to engage in peace negotiations without preconditions and he urged the United States and other Western nations to bring Syrian opposition groups to the table for a new round of talks.

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