Lavrov: Washington Publishes Misleading Information About US-Russian Discussions on Crisis Settlement in Syria

1 April، 2016
Moscow, SANA

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced on Friday that Washington is publishing misleading information about the content of discussions with Moscow on the settlement of the crisis in Syria.

In a press conference with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic, Lavrov dismissed as “dirty leaks” reports on an alleged agreement between Russia and the United States on the future of President Bashar al-Assad.

“And in these dirty leaks which distort reality we obviously see Washington’s inability to force some of its allies in the region and in Europe … to give the Syrian people a sovereign right to decide their destiny as well as who will be their leader,” Lavrov added.

“In this case, there is a spinning of facts, a desire to wishful thinking. The United States has approved our common decisions [on the future of Syria] at both the International Syria Support Group and the UN Security Council, where it is said that only the Syrian people will decide the fate of Syria in all its aspects,” Lavrov said.

Lavrov pointed out that such issues can be solved only in free and democratic elections and such elections have been taken into consideration in the framework of the political process, which the UN Security Council agreed upon.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal