Russia's Lavrov: No setting deadlines for resolving Syria crisis
Earnest June 1, 2015
Newscast Media MOSCOW—In a press conference, Russia's
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the participants in the
inter-Syrian talks round currently being held in Moscow have expanded
compared to the first round held in January, with more opposition
figures participating this time.
He said that Russia isn't pleased that the "coalition" refused
once more to send representatives, and that this refusal is motivated by
special considerations for the coalition’s leaders.
Lavrov said that Russia’s efforts aren’t based on the idea of
setting on one group of the opposition as a principal group; rather it’s
based on reality to realize the points agreed upon in June 2012 and in
the first Geneva conference, which means involving all elements of the
Syrian community in comprehensive dialogue.
The meetings of the second round of inter-Syrian talks began
today in Moscow, with the first two days of the meetings being dedicated
to meetings among opposition figures, and on Wednesday the opposition
will meet the Syrian Arab Republic delegation headed by Syria’s
Permanent Representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari.