Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi stressed that Syria has already expressed readiness to go to the Geneva 2 conference without preconditions, but that does not mean it will negotiate with terrorists or Takfiris [Islamic extremists who declare other Muslims to be infidels].
A "political solution has been the original choice for the Syrian government since the beginning of aggression against Syria," al-Zoubi said.
In a phone call with al-Manar TV channel, al-Zoubi said that Syria wants a national Syrian political dialogue that makes the national interest a priority. He pointed out that Syria will not negotiate with terrorists who took part in shedding Syrians' blood, or with their supporters, whether or not they were Syrians.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer