Syrian opposition rejects Rouhani’s offer to broker peace deal

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The Syrian opposition coalition rejected Iran’s offer to broker a peace deal between rebels and the government, calling it a “ridiculous and desperate” attempt.

A week before he attends the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he can help bring peace to Syria, a long-time Iranian ally torn by civil war.

In the Washington Post op-ed on Thursday, he also called for an end to “the unhealthy rivalries and interferences that fuel violence and drive us apart.” He signaled his desire for better engagement with the West.

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