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Syrian opposition sees 'no change' in Russia's stance on Syria
The leader of a Syrian opposition group says that after talks with Russia's foreign minister he sees "no change" in Moscow's stance toward Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
A delegation from the Syrian National Council met with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday with the aim of pushing Russia to accept Assad's ouster as part of a political transition in Syria.
The exiled group's new leader, Abdelbasset Sieda, called the Syrian conflict a "revolution in the direct sense of the word" and recommended "intervention by the UN" to bring a halt to the violence.
Russia has insisted that any political transition have the consent of both Assad's government and the opposition.
- Associated Press