Syrian Opposition Leader Criticizes U.S.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- The head of the main Syrian opposition group seeking to oust President Bashar Assad is criticizing U.S. officials for saying it was premature to speak about a transitional Syrian government.
The comments came on the day a car bomb exploded in a Damascus suburb, killing 12 people. Activists say an airstrike elsewhere in Syria killed at least 13 people as fighting rages nationwide.
The Syrian opposition leader was responding to the U.S. reaction to French President Francois Hollande's (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWNDZ') assertion that the Syrian opposition should form a provisional government and that France would recognize it.
Hollande's statement, believed to be the first of its kind, was quickly shot down by U.S. officials who said it was premature to speak about a provisional government when Syria's fractured opposition hasn't even agreed yet on a transition plan.


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