MOSCOW, 2 February. The statement of foreign Minister of great Britain Philip Hammond that Tehran, “Moscow”, allegedly did not make enough effort to resolve the conflict in Syria is pure propaganda. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov, commenting on the words of Hammond.
The Russian foreign Ministry has called a “dangerous throw” charges London to Moscow in the escalation of the war in Syria
“I wouldn’t look for there’s some depth in these estimates, and because this assessment is purely opportunistic and propaganda, what’s the point to comment,” said Pushkov.
According to him, the criticism of the British foreign Ministry, on the one hand, expressed extreme degree of discontent of the West how to go events in Syria, on the other hand, it is connected with the fact that Western partners have lost control over these events.
“To rely on the valuation, but consider the intentions of Russia, Iran and any other countries in the region, it is impossible, because it is not about an objective assessment, but on purely political propaganda assessment, which is designed to demonstrate the annoyance of some Western powers, the course of events they could not control”, – said the head of the Committee.
A statement by the British foreign office
The foreign Minister of great Britain yesterday in an interview with Reuters said that the VC blows of the Russian Federation on positions of the terrorists in Syria spent only in support of President Bashar al-Assad and allegedly contribute to the escalation of the civil war. “The Russians are undermining all our (the West’s) efforts, which for me is a constant source of disappointment,’ he said. “They say,’ let’s negotiate.” Then they talk, talk and talk, but the problem is that at the same time they cause a bombing attack, the objective of which is to support President Assad”.
However, the British Minister criticized Iran, saying that Tehran, “Moscow”, allegedly did not apply enough effort to resolve the conflict in Syria. According to him, Iran and Russia have an interest “in preserving the current regime” in Syria and is ready “to firmly defend” its position.
From September 30 to request the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia began to strike in Syria strikes on positions is prohibited in the Russian Federation the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia).