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Saudi Arabia: there is no room for Assad in the future of Syria

Saudi Arabia: there is no room for Assad in the future of Syria

Saudi Arabia foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir claimed that Riyadh’s position with regard to the Syrian conflict has not been changed. The kingdom authorities believe that there is no room for the current president Bashar Assad in the future of Syria.

This was declared after the meeting with the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. As for Russia, it has supported Bashar Assad regime which is fighting with radical groups sponsored from abroad. Due to the ISIS organisation rapid development, Russian diplomats have recently started to more intensively work on finding a political decision to resolve the Syrian conflict.

Saudi Arabia: there is no room for Assad in the future of Syria

Al-Jubeir reiterated that Saudi Arabia’s point is that Assad should leave and the government army should be used to combat against ISIS after his resignation. The Russian foreign minister did not agree with this position. Sergey Lavrov noted that the international coalition attacks did not achieve their target. He also said that overthrowing Bashar Assad’s power would only let ISIS fighters win the power and control the territory of the whole country. Despite being on the opposite sides with regard to Syria, the both countries manage to successfully develop bilateral relations in economy, energy industry and military sector.

The US representatives proclaimed that they were not going to enter into any alliance with Bashar Assad either. Moscow has outlined the most reasonable and suitable proposal to create a coalition against the radicals. It would be based on the UN resolution and involve the Syrian army and Iran. Yet, the European and Arabic leaders have not considered it yet.