Reuters reported about the lack of a plan to let the power of the opposition in Syria


The US authorities are not proposed to introduce in the current government of Syria’s opposition told Reuters a us official on condition of anonymity. “No such offer”, — he said, noting that the U.S. position on Syria remains unchanged.

On 17 June President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg international economic forum, told about a certain proposal, “American partners” on “the incorporation of the opposition to existing power structures, for example in the government”. He added that he considers it “absolutely acceptable.”

Before the speech of the Russian President information about this offer on the part of U.S. authorities in the media was not. What representatives of the Syrian opposition, Putin was referring to, he said.

The Syrian government approved by the head of state Bashar al-Assad in April 2011, a month after the civil war began. Most of the Ministers — members of the ruling party “Baas”, the other parties that supported the candidacy of Assad in the presidential elections in 2014.

Syrian opposition calls for transitional government without the participation of Bashar al-Assad and his supporters. In 2012 “action group” composed of European countries, Russia, USA and the Arab League, signed in the Geneva communiqué on the adoption of measures on conflict settlement in Syria. Measures include the establishment of a transitional government, the creation of a new Constitution and the holding on the basis of its parliamentary and presidential elections with the participation of international observers.

In April 2016 in Syria held elections to the people’s Council of Syria (Parliament), the results of which “Baas” got almost 80% of the seats. The “external” opposition (established in Riyadh, the Higher Committee on negotiations, which combines various opposition groups established the Syrian dissidents in other countries), some members of the “internal” (group established in Syria), the Syrian Kurds, as well as the USA, France, Germany and Britain announced a boycott of the elections even before they start, finding them contrary to the goals of the Geneva talks. The opposition sought the resignation of Assad. With this, the source said Reuters, and the United States agree.

According to the results of the April round of the Geneva negotiations, the parties determined that a new transitional government in Syria could include members of the current government and opposition representatives. Representatives of the “external” opposition left the negotiations even before they are completed.

According to the U.S. state Department spokesman Mark Toner, the Department considers the complex process of the return of the opposition to the negotiations, but hopes that the parties will be able to start a political settlement in the country from 1 August. This, he said June 17 at a briefing, “ending date” on which to rely, as is usual in such situations, particularly in negotiations with Iran.