08.12.2011 12.Kislev. 5772
US ambassador is returning to Damascus; secretary of state meets with Syrian opposition in Geneva.
In a show of support for anti – Assad opposition members, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with one of two Syrian opposition coalitions on Monday hours before Damascus denied that it had begun a significant crackdown on rebel groups.
The secretary of state met with seven leaders of the Syrian National Council (SNC), including the organization’s president Prof. Burhan Ghalioun, for nearly two hours in Geneva, Switzerland, in order to hear its plans for a democratic transition and for reaching out to Syria’s varied ethnic and religious minorities….