MOSCOW, October 14. The shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus is the result of inflammatory media campaign against Russia, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Commenting on the delivery of weapons to the U.S. the so-called moderate opposition, Zakharov said that “no one knows what the harvest will give this sowing, no one knows in whose hands these weapons”. “On 13 October, the Russian Embassy in Damascus came under mortar fire, – she reminded. – This happened on the background of wild, anti, awareness-raising and inflammatory campaign in connection with the operation HQs of the Russian Federation against the “terrorist international”.
Moscow “expects that yesterday’s fire will cause them to think deeply about all those who accuse the Russian Federation in the selective strikes.” “What kind of results achieved by those who incite this inflammatory campaign?” – said the diplomat.
Russia is struggling with the IG, it should not be
There should be no doubt that Russia is in Syria fighting with the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG), said Maria Zakharova.
“As for the request of the Secretary of state (John Kerry) to Russia to decide whether Russia is struggling with the IG, I can definitely say that they are fighting,’ she said. – It is strange that there is any doubt, they should not be”.
“We do this transparently, at the request of Damascus, she continued. – Repeatedly invited to cooperate via the information centre in Baghdad”.
The requirement for Assad to step corresponds to the logic of terrorists
The requirement of resignation of President Bashar al-Assad actually corresponds to the logic of terrorists, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.
“The requirement of care (Syrian President Bashar) Assad is the direct execution logic of the terrorists,’ she said. – Before the world community in the fight against terrorism was not called upon to agree to their demands, spoke with one voice”.
The national coalition for Syrian revolutionary and opposition forces losing credibility and influence
The national coalition for Syrian revolutionary and opposition forces (NCSROF) is not able to confirm their status as the only legitimate representatives of the Syrian people, said Maria Zakharova.
“We note that based in Istanbul NKORS, declared a boycott of the efforts of the UN special representative for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, day in and day out loses its credibility and influence – she pointed out. – There is a clear inability of the Istanbul of the opposition carefully to confirm they support the status of sole legitimate representatives of the Syrian people”.
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