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Ambassador Gerald Feierstein told local reporters over the weekend that the opposition should return to talks and get out of the streets, where thousands of pro- and anti-government demonstrators clashed on Tuesday.

“Most important, we believe that the focus now should be on the negotiations and not on the demonstrations on the street,” he said. “It’s extremely important for both sides to prevent any outbreak of violence or conflicts between the parties.”

Opposition leaders on Sunday agreed to re-enter talks that were suspended last year but complained Monday that the government was not serious about settling political differences.

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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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