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    Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) member, Syrian opposition delegate Naser Hariri gave an interview to Sputnik concerning ongoing Astana talks on Syrian crisis.

    ASTANA (Sputnik) — The Astana talks on Syria with participation of the delegations of the Syrian government and armed opposition groups are likely to finish on Tuesday, Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) member Naser Hariri told Sputnik.

    "I don't think so," Hariri said Tuesday answering the question on possible extension of the talks.

    Conserning the atmoshrer prevailed during the armed Syrian opposition delegation's consultations with Russia in the Kazakh capital of Astana, it was positive, a development that needs to be used to improve ties, delegation member Naser Hariri told Sputnik.

    "A few months ago, none in the Syrian opposition could imagine a meeting with the Russians. Today we see that the Russian side is sending out a positive atmosphere," Hariri said Tuesday.

    He added that the delegation is "trying to benefit from this positive atmosphere."

    "Relationships between Russia and Syria are not new, we try to benefit and bring them back to the previous level," Hariri reiterated.

    By the way, syrian opposition is not planning direct negotiations with the Iranian delegation in Astana on Tuesday, opposition delegate Naser Hariri told Sputnik.

    "The will be no direct meetings or talks with the Iranians, we have not planned anything," Hariri said.

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