• Assad spoke about the role of Russia and Iran in strengthening Syria

  • Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said that the support of Moscow and Tehran helped to stabilize the situation in the Arab Republic. According to him, the preconditions for the citizens of Syria can determine the future of their country, and the West does not impose its will.

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said that the support of Russia and Iran helped stabilize the situation in the Arab Republic. As reported by the Agency SANA, the Syrian leader said during the meeting on Saturday, March 19, with the head of the strategic Council for foreign relations of Iran, Kamal Kharrazi.

    As noted by Asad, political and military assistance from friendly Syria States, primarily Iran and Russia, contributed to "strengthening the steadfastness of the Syrians in the war against terrorism". According to him, the stabilization of the situation created preconditions for the citizens of Syria can determine the future of their country.

    Peace in Syria would protect the country from the imposition "of the West and its allies", which is contrary to the interests of the peoples of the Middle East, said the Assad.

    17 March, the special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura reported, that at the talks on Syria delegation of the government and the opposition share the same position on the necessity of preserving the unity and integrity of the country, rejection of discussions on federalism.

    Earlier in the day three Kurdish regions (Jazirah, Kobani and Afrin)proclaimed the establishment of the Federation in the North of Syria. The Syrian government has already announced that the new entity does not recognize. A similar opinion is shared by Ankara and Washington.

    14 March the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov assured, that Moscow is ready to support the federalization of Syria in case it will be the citizens of the country. Earlier in the Russian Ministry said, the issue of federalization of Syria is not a subject of discussion between Moscow and the West.

    The talks on the situation in Syria under UN auspices with the participation of Russia, the USA and other States began in Geneva on 14 March. The agenda defined by the UN Security Council. The meeting involved the administration of President Bashar al-Assad and representatives of the Syrian opposition. On March 13 there were reports that up to negotiation *the 7.*admitted the Kurds.

    From February 27 in Syria acting the agreement on a ceasefire, initiated by Russia and the United States. This document in particular, implies that military operations will continue against the "Islamic state" (IG, group banned in Russia) and other extremist organizations identified by the UN security Council.


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