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Syria denounces peace envoy as 'flagrantly biased'
Syria denounced international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi as "flagrantly biased" on Thursday, casting doubt on how long the UN-Arab League mediator can pursue his peace mission.

 

The Syrian Foreign Ministry was responding to remarks by Brahimi a day earlier in which he ruled out a role for President Bashar al-Assad in a transitional government and effectively called for the Baathist leader to quit. According to the ministry, it was very surprised at Brahimi's comments, which showed "he is flagrantly biased for those who are conspiring against Syria and its people." (Reuters)