Switzerland - In light of several nearly catastrophic incidents
between Russian and US air-forces over Syrian skies, and now with
ISIS defeated in Syria, Russia has begun the process of getting the
US out of Syria.
That the US so far is insisting upon
staying in the sovereign country where they are uninvited, has been
raising some serious concerns.
interviewed Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United
Nations at the Geneva office, Alexei Borodavkin who gave the
believe that after the victory over ISIS there is no need for the
US-led coalition to further remain in Syria, especially given that
they had not been invited there ... So, we are calling on the
Americans to pack their rucksacks and go.... But apparently, this
is not part of their plans, and this arouses concerns," he
military will remain in Hmeymim and Tartus. So, we will help Syrian
partners in the fight against international terrorism, in
particular, Jabhat al-Nusra, which is still active in Syria,"
the diplomat said.
potential of Syria's military created with Russia’s support is
enough for fighting against terrorists, the diplomat noted.
his speeches and, first of all, when he visited our military base
in Hmeymin, President Putin made it clear that, following the
wiping out of ISIS in Syria, the Syrian armed forces are now
capable of independently repelling terror aggression on their
territory," the diplomat said,
if a serious terror threat emerges in Syria again, then, as
President Putin said, the Russian armed forces will carry out such
strikes over terrorists which they can’t imagine ... The Russian
military group is withdrawing from Syria, but our servicemen will
remain at the air military base in Hmeymim and at the naval base in
of the Syrian Opposition? Will Assad Resign?
is necessary that the opposition clearly indicates in its documents
that it sees no military solution to the conflict in Syria, but
intends to work on a political settlement in that country,"
"Moscow values the efforts that UN
Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has been making to find
a political solution to the Syria issue, but not everything depends
on him, or the UN", he underscored.
matter is that we don’t see that the leaders of the opposition
delegation formed in Riyadh are ready to discuss these issues,"
Borodavkin added. "On the contrary, they have been focusing on
their unacceptable and categorical demand for Assad’s
resignation, which is unreasonable under the current
circumstances," the Russian diplomat stressed.