Publish date29 Nov 2011 - 19:14
Story Code : 73063
Russian Foreign Minister

Time to Stop Using threat Language with Syria

TNA - Beirut
Time to Stop Using threat Language with Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said "It is important now to stop using ultimatums with Syria and work to move to the political means," during a press conference, at the conclusion of his discussions with his Icelandic counterpart, Ossur Skarphedinsson, in Moscow on Tuesday.

Also Russia said that preserving unity, territorial safety and sovereignty , as well as preventing the escalation of the situation in Syria as a key country in the Middle East come ahead in solving the crisis.

In a related statement on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry called for launching national dialogue in Syria as soon as possible and implementing the political, social and economic reforms as to meet the aspirations of the Syrian people.
The statement laid emphasis on stopping violence wherever it comes from, obtaining objective information in this regard and pushing ahead with the Arab work plan to the very end, indicating that Moscow is following up on the efforts of the Arab league to find a speedy peaceful settlement to the crisis in Syria within the Arab framework and without foreign interference.

Meanwhile Sergey Lavrov underlined his country's principled stance which calls for resolving the states' political internal issues through peaceful means and national dialogue to reach a social reconciliation without foreign intervention. 

A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, following Lavrov's meeting with heads of diplomatic and the Arab League's missions accredited in Moscow, stated that Lavrov called for finding a compromise, away from any ultimatum, to overcome the crisis in Syria and other regional countries. 

The statement said that the talks concentrated on the complicated situation in the Middle East and North Africa in light of the profound changes that are taking place in the region.

During the meeting, the Syrian Ambassador in Moscow Riyad Haddad stressed that the Russian stance stems from commitment to the Syrian people and maintaining Syria's unity and sovereignty.

He reiterated that Syria is determined to the reforms, serious in conducting the comprehensive national dialogue which Syria considers as the only way to end the crisis.
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