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US backs Syrian opposition leader's call for talks

Syrian opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib gives a press conference in Paris, on November 17, 2012. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should seize an opening for dialogue to end the conflict, a US official said Monday, voicing Washington's strong backingSyrian President Bashar al-Assad should seize an opening for dialogue to end the conflict, a US official said Monday, voicing Washington's strong backing for the move by Syria's opposition chief.