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Monday, 27 January 2014 | MYT 8:20 PM

Syria govt lays out terms for Geneva talks, opposition rejects - Syria TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's government delegation at peace talks in Geneva presented a declaration of principles for negotiations which did not mention a transition of power and was immediately rejected by the opposition, Syrian television said on Monday.

The "declaration of basic principles" said Syrians would choose a political system without "imposed formulas" from abroad, an apparent reference to Western and regional demands that President Bashar al-Assad step down and hand power to a transitional government.

(Reporting by Erika Solomon; Editing by Samia Nakhoul)

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