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GENEVA, July 11 (Itar-Tass) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has named a mediator for talks with the opposition, Kofi Annan, a special envoy of the UN and the Arab League told reporters Wednesday upon the results of a briefing to members of the UN Security Council, which was held in the mode of a teleconference.
The briefing followed Annan’s return from Damascus, Teheran and Baghdad.
When a reporter asked Annan if it was true that Assad and he had discussed the candidacy of a mediator at the talks with the opposition, he said Assad had revealed the name of a person to him but he had said in response he would like to learn some more details about the individual.