The Assad regime took another big step towards talks for ending the Syrian war Monday when Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said in Moscow: The Syrian regime is ready for dialogue with all who want dialogue including those who bear arms.” DEBKAfile: Damascus is ready for the first time to talk to all the rebel factions, without barring the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra, the best-armed and most effective rebel arm. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov added there was no alternative to a political solution for the two-year conflict but through talks.