GENEVA, February 26. /TASS/. The Syrian government’s delegation is ready for direct talks with a united delegation of the opposition that will condemn terrorism, Syrian Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar Jaafari, head of the Syrian government delegation, said following his meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.
"It is only possible to hold direct talks with a united delegation of the patriotic opposition that will condemn terrorism. We all are aware of the fact that all opposition platforms are deeply divided between each other, both vertically and horizontally," he said.
According to Jaafari, "the issue of tackling terrorism was the only problem discussed at the meeting with the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura." "This is the priority issue for negotiations. We will focus on it, not de Mistura’s lists of questions," he added.
When asked whether he plans to leave the talks if not all opposition delegations immediately condemn the terrorist attacks in Homs, he said: "I’ve never said this. You only hear what you want to hear." He added that the next meeting with de Mistura is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28.
Earlier on Saturday terror attacks hit Ghouta and Mahatta areas in Syrian Homs killing 30 people, more than 30 were reported injured.