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Syria: President Assad's future 'not up for discussion'

21 February 2014 Last updated at 06:28 GMT

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has told the BBC the government will attend another round of peace talks in Geneva once a new date is set.

The second round broke up a week ago with UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi saying no progress had been made.

Lyse Doucet reports on the confident mood from Damascus.

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