Syria Puts 2nd Round Of Peace Talks On Hold

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January 31, 2014 AT 8:02 AM
After more than a week of negotiations aimed at ending Syria's civil war, the country's foreign minister announced Friday that the Syrian government won't immediately commit to returning for more talks on Feb. 10. Foreign Minister Walid Al Moallem said President Bashar Assad will hear a report on what took place during the past week in Switzerland and make a decision along with the government on when to return for talks in Geneva with the opposition. The minister also dismissed the opposition's demand for the creation of a new governing body that could transfer power away from Assad.