The U.S ambassador to Damascus “ Robert Ford” said in an interview aired Wednesday on Al-Arabiya television that "The Islamic Front has refused to sit with us without giving any reason". This refusal came a day after U.S State Secretary “John Kerry” described as "possible" a meeting with Syria's biggest militants alliance.
Ford was quoted as saying on the Dubai-based channel's Arabic website "we are ready to sit with them because we talk to all parties and political groups in Syria”.
In Washington, State Department deputy spokeswoman “Marie Harf” said earlier that if a meeting with the Front did take place, the United States would expect the return of its stolen non-lethal assistance.
Last month, the Islamic Front said it wanted to set up an Islamic state in Syria, but insisted it would protect minorities and not create an "oppressive, authoritarian system".