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Syria - Sep 9, 2011 - 20:11

Last modified: 9 Sep 2011 17:11

AP: Syrian opposition official said Friday that the prospects of dialogue with Syria's authorities are bleak and the situation in the country has reached a dead-end.

Ammar Qurabi, head of the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria, said the opposition has expressed willingness to sit at the negotiating table.

"Unfortunately, Syrian authorities answer only with bloodshed, and the situation has reached a dead-end,'' Qurabi said after meeting with Mikhail Margelov, the Russian presidential envoy to the Middle East.