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Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) leader Nasr al-Hariri attends a round of negotiation with Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy (not pictured), during the Intra Syria talks at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's opposition said on Friday that the "terrorist regime" of President Bashar al-Assad had refused to discuss political transition during a round of U.N.-led talks, reiterating that he was a war criminal who must step down in the name of peace.

"They are solely discussing their empty rhetoric about countering terrorism, although they attracted terrorism to region, they used all kinds of weapons, and they used siege and chemical weapons against the people," chief opposition negotiator Nasr al-Hariri told reporters.

Hariri was speaking after meeting U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura for the last time during an eight-day round of U.N.-mediated talks in Geneva.

(Reporting by Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay)

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