September 21st, 2013
06:35 AM ET

Syrian opposition rejects Rouhani's offer to broker peace deal

The Syrian opposition coalition rejected Iran's offer to broker a peace deal between rebels and the government, calling it a "ridiculous and desperate" attempt.

A week before he attends the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he can help bring peace to Syria, a long-time Iranian ally torn by civil war.

In the Washington Post op-ed on Thursday, he also called for an end to "the unhealthy rivalries and interferences that fuel violence and drive us apart." He signaled his desire for better engagement with the West.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Helloooo dazzle
    Dang it's good to see you. How are you doing ? It's so rare I'm on here anymore I don't know what's going on. Plus I'm so tired of the trolls.

    September 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

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    September 22, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

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    September 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I feel your pain banasy. That has really gotten frustrating.

      September 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I'm doing well dazzle, thank you. Did you say he was going to Turkey ? That's a special person you have there. Anyone who would volunteer their time like yhat, especially in dangerous circu mstances, to help others should be commended.
    Every time I try to ask about Tori, I get blocked, but I'm going to try again. How is our girl doing ?

    September 22, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    And once again I get denied an answer. I don't know what their problem is.

    September 22, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dazzle ©

    Tried again but blocked.

    September 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    They won't let me answer, either.

    September 22, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

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    September 22, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

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    September 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dazzle ©

    We want to talk to the bobcat without being blocked.

    September 22, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dazzle ©

    Hello bobcat, I tried twice and my answer didn't post.

    September 23, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
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