Presidential Political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban on Thursday said that an end should be put to the behavior of the countries supporting terrorism in Syria, pointing out that the Syrian government has been working since the beginning for finding a political solution to the crisis.
Shaaban told Russia Today TV, on the sidelines of the Valdai International Discussion Club on the Middle East held in Moscow, that the Turkish and Saudi regimes as well as other sides are supporting and fostering terrorism in Syria,saying that “a matter that must meet an end as the US stance regarding these sides should be clear as the Russian’s.”
She clarified that the Syrian government has been working since the beginning of the crisis for finding a political solution yet “the oppositions” , which have flourished and grew in these countries targeting Syria, are the sides that foil each endeavor on the track of putting an end to the bloodshed, adding that “when they went to Geneva it was clear that those coming from Riyadh are the sides who foiled Geneva3 and that is why we do not take what they say into consideration because they are part of the problem and we hope that they become a part of the solution.”
She stressed that Syria has announced its acceptance on the Russian-US agreement on the cessation of fighting actions and showed readiness to work with the Russian side to implement this agreement and go ahead in combating ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups.
She said that the problem in applying this agreement lies in the US intention and whether it really wants to join Russia in combating terrorism in Syria and wants to put an end to the bloodshed along with finding a political solution, referring to the doubts that have emerged regarding the latest statements of the US Secretary of State John Kerry.
She noted that the announcement of the date of the Legislative Elections in Syria is Constitutional and it is normal that these elections will be held in their due date, stressing that this issue has nothing to do with Syria’s acceptance of the Russian-US agreement on the cessation of fighting actions in Syria.