Al Jazeera reports foreign ministers from Britain, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States will meet with the Syrian opposition on Tuesday in London to try to lay the groundwork for Geneva II.
The network adds:
“Russia and Western nations are pushing for new talks between the Syrian regime and rebels on a negotiated solution to the conflict, which has killed more than 115,000 people since March 2011.
“But the opposition’s Western and Arab backers are facing resistance from some among the rebels to attending the so-called Geneva 2 talks as long as Assad remains in power.
“The opposition coalition has agreed to attend the London conference, saying it would focus on ‘these countries’ understandings about Geneva 2 and what it should result in.'”
Meanwhile, the violence in Syria continued unabated. The BBC reports that 30 people were killed today by a suicide truck bombing in the city of Hama.