Peskov: meeting between Putin and Carrie discussed the participation of Assad in the presidential elections in Syria

Peskov: meeting between Putin and Carrie discussed the participation of Assad in the presidential elections in Syria


MOSCOW, December 30. At the last meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry on 15 December 2015 was discussed the participation of Bashar al-Assad in the presidential elections in Syria.

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About it told journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov in response to a request to comment on information to the media that at the meeting the Russian leader expressed the need to allow the Syrian President to the elections and expressed confidence that Assad will win the elections.

“No, this is not true. At a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state discussed prospects for a political settlement in Syria, the multistage process of this settlement. Consistently, the President held the line that the future of the Syrian device cannot be determined from the outside, it can only make the Syrian people themselves”, – said Peskov.

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Previously the Agency Bloomberg with reference to sources reported that during the meeting with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, the Russian leader demanded to prevent Assad’s election in Syria in 2017, expressing confidence in his victory.

Carrie, in turn, have declared that do not agree with this position.

According to Agency sources, the US is already working towards the development of voting rules, which would reduce the chances of Assad winning in the elections.

The talks in Moscow

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry on 15 December after his talks in Moscow with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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In the meeting, which lasted more than three hours, the Russian side was also attended by the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, on the American side assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland, special assistant to the U.S. President for Russia Celeste Wallander and the US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft.

The parties agreed to continue work on compiling the list of terrorist organizations operating in Syria.

U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry confirmed to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin that the United States stands ready to work with Russia to defeat Russia banned terrorist organization “Islamic state”.

The parties agreed that the agreements reached in Vienna on Syria confirmed by UN security Council resolution.

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