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  2/1/2013, Shevat 21, 5773

Biden to Meet Syrian Opposition Leader

Vice President Joe Biden of the United States is scheduled to discuss U.S. concerns over the situation in Syria with Mo'az Al-Hatib, a leader of the Syrian opposition, when they meet in Germany, in conjunction with a European visit by Biden.

Al-Hatib participated in a meeting of opposition leaders, Thursday, in Cairo. They said all talks to end the 22-month-old violence must center around President Bashar Al-Assad leaving office. Al-Hatib said he was ready to hold talks outside Syria if the regime in Damascus frees thousands of prisoners.