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        1/19/2012, Tevet 24, 5772

      Iran Suggests Muslim Brotherhood Government in Syria


      The deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, Muhammad Farooq Tayfur, revealed on Wednesday that Iran is trying to mediate between the Syrian regime and the opposition, while leaving President Bashar Assad in power.

      Speaking to the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper, Tayfur said that he met in Istanbul with three Iranian businessmen sent by Iranian leader Ali Khamenei. He said the three offered the Muslim Brotherhood four government ministries in Syria, provided they give up the revolt against Assad. Tayfur said the Muslim Brotherhood rejected the offer.