A plan to unite Syria's opposition groups is facing opposition in ongoing talks in Doha backed by foreign powers, unnamed participants in the talks said Nov. 7, Reuters reported. Late Nov. 6, members of the opposition Syrian National Council accused former Syrian lawmaker Riad Seif, who designed the plan, of pushing a U.S. agenda to sideline the Islamist-dominated council, sources said. Many thought that Seif's offer of 24 out of 60 seats in a proposed rebel assembly, which would choose Syria's interim government after the fall of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, would leave the council underrepresented. Seif said he would proceed with the plan with or without the council's support, one source said. Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood signaled its support for the plan.