The U.S. is working to form a regional “contact group” to help resolve the crisis in Syria, a top State Department official told Congress [yesterday].
“We’re running with this idea,” said Jeffrey Feltman, assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian affairs.
Democratic Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, the subcommittee chairman, proposed creating a “Friends of the Syrian People” contact group last month. He said [yesterday] the group would serve “as a main point of international engagement for the democratic opposition and the Syrian people.”
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