The UN has ruled out the existence of a “plan B” on Syria


There is no “plan B” to resolve the Syrian conflict in addition to inter-Syrian peace talks in Geneva does not exist. In an interview with Al Jazeera said the special envoy of the UN Secretary General for Syria Stephan de Mistura.

“Plan B” as far as we can see, is only to prolong a terrible conflict. And you know who will be the victims? The Syrian people. And I don’t think there is actually a real “plan B”, with the exception of hard work in order to achieve a successful political solution based on Geneva communiqué,” said de Mistura.

An earlier edition of The Wall Street Journal reported that the United States are preparing a “plan B” for Syria in case the truce will be broken. According to the newspaper, in the discussion in the White house options — support for the Syrian opposition intelligence to help them better defend themselves from Russian air attacks, and possibly contribute to the more effective offensive operations. Another option involves new economic sanctions against Russia.

Later this information was denied by the Russian foreign Ministry. “Will not “plan “B”, — said the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov. Answering the question whether Russia, he added: “no one will”.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that talking about such a plan too early. “Now the most urgent task is to reach a ceasefire with those groups that support the initiative,” he explained.

Since February 27, in Syria the regime of the ceasefire agreement which was reached with the involvement of Moscow and Washington. According to the agreement, which was adopted as government forces and the main opposition group, at the time of the truce in Syria should cease all hostilities in addition to strikes on positions “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both organizations are banned in Russia), as well as other groups recognized as terrorist by the UN security Council.Yu

Negotiations to resolve the Syrian conflict is scheduled for Monday, March 14. They agreed to accept the participation of the Syrian opposition, which had previously refused from this idea. The head of the delegation of the higher Committee on negotiations (WCP) Syrian opposition Asaad al-Zoubi and chief negotiator Mohammad Alloush has already arrived in Geneva.