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 Syrian opposition unsatisfied by UN resolution

The UN resolution for a cease-fire in Syria has been described by opposition leaders as 'unrealistic and difficult to implement'.

Samir al-Nashar, a National Coalition member said on Saturday, Censor.NET reports citing Dw.com.

The U.S.-Russian initiative foresees talks between the rebels and the regime and a rapid cease-fire. It also predicts a transitional government in Syria within six months, with new elections following within the next year and a half. The document was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council.

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However, the resolution does not address the future of President Bashar al-Assad, the most divisive issue of the peace process. The opposition insists that Assad must be removed from power.

"It did not say what Assad's fate will be. The resolution did not talk about the terrorism being carried out by the Syrian regime against its people," Ahmad Ramadan, a spokesman for the National Coalition, said.

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The U.S. and its Arab allies agreed that Assad must step down during the peace process, while Moscow and Tehran insisted his future should be left to the Syrian people.
 
 
 
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