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SYRIAN REGIME REJECTS UN’S SELF-RULE PROPOSAL IN E. ALEPPO

AMMAN, -- Syrian Foreign Minister Waleed Al-Muallem Sunday rejected UN's Syrian envoy Staffan de Mistura's proposal to establish a self-rule in eastern Aleppo.

"We have offered to de Mistura another proposal regarding the armed people in eastern Aleppo. Whoever wishes to stay can have his status settled and who wish to leave the road is open," Al-Muallem told a news conference after a meeting with the UN envoy in Damascus, official SANA news agency reported.

He said that he expected during their talks that de Mistura that "we will set a date for the resumption of Syrian-Syrian dialogue, but we hear nothing from him, nor did we felt any desire to resume the dialogue."

Asked about the gunmen in eastern Aleppo, Al-Muallem said his government has given them three chances to evacuate the families from eastern neighborhoods "but the armed groups banned them from leaving through the save corridors specified by the Syrian state."

Source: Nam News Network