Opposition unveils transition plan in Syria
Sept.7, Aleppo: The umbrella group representing Syria's political and armed opposition factions has set out a plan for a political transition to end five years of war, according to media reports.
The High Negotiations Committee (HNC) proposed holding six months of negotiations with President Bashar al-Assad, accompanied by a full ceasefire. Assad would then hand over power to a unity government that would run Syria for 18 months and organise elections, BBC news reported
Syria's deputy foreign minister later insisted Assad would not step aside.
Faisal Mekdad told the BBC that demands that the country's elected leader be removed were "crazy" and "unbelievable".
The Oslo Times International News Network