Shaaban : Main Condition for Success of Political Solution is Eliminating Terrorism

19 February، 2016
Damascus, SANA

Presidential Political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban reaffirmed that uprooting terrorism is the main condition for the success of the political solution in Syria and the region in general.

She told Russia Today TV channel in an interview Thursday night that the Syrian state has always sought a political solution and is at the same time determined to root out terrorism.

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“Both issues complete each other and are not at all incompatible,” she said.

She added a Syrian-Syrian dialogue should be one where all issues are put on the table, mainly the humanitarian aid and a cessation of hostilities and not a ceasefire, as such a thing happens between two armies.

Shaaban reaffirmed that the Kurdish protection units are Syrian, and the war against terrorism is being fought by all the Syrian people alongside the Syrian army, the popular defense groups and the Russian Air Force.

It is Turkey who is trying to make an issue out of the Kurds’ involvement in fighting terrorism because it has a problem with that, she said.

“We, on the contrary, don’t have a problem with that at all. What counts is Syria’s territorial integrity and the unity of its people,” she added.


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