By Lara Jakes -
Associated Press -
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria’s moderate opposition officials are still weighing whether to enter negotiations with President Bashar Assad to create a new government and end the nation’s bloody civil war.
Kerry spoke after meeting Tuesday with opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba, and said he was hopeful that negotiations could begin as early as next month.
But Kerry said al-Jarba’s coalition would decide within the week whether it was ready to meet with Assad’s government on ways to move forward after 2½ years of war that has killed more than 100,000.