"The HNC is not against forming the delegation in the right time with the right people and for the right talks. Those who were in the talks — part of Astana and part of Geneva – should be included. … Anyone believing in Geneva Communique that talks about a political transition [of 30 June 2012] is welcome," Aridi said.
He added that if some members of opposition factions are "echoing what Assad regime wants," then they are "the backers of Assad regime delegation."
The HNC is going to have an internal meeting in several days to change the composition of its own representation at the upcoming Geneva talks, Aridi noted.
Last week, members of various factions of the Syrian opposition met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow and discussed among other issues the possibility to form a single delegation for Geneva.
Intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva have been postponed until February 20 from the beginning of the months, upon the request of Staffan de Mistura to the Security Council.