MOSCOW, 1 February. Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev is hoping that the political process in Syria will be completed within one and a half years. “We will seek that the political process in Syria was held in the framework of the Vienna group and the UN security Council indicative timeline and was completed within one and a half years,” he said in an interview with foreign journalists.
Kerry: U.S. urges the government and the opposition in Syria to hold talks in Geneva
“The next important step should be the formation of a government of national unity, the adoption of a new Constitution of Syria, the start of the implementation on its basis the necessary public reforms, conducting elections,” he said.
Patrushev said that in Russia interested in the preservation of the territorial integrity and independence of Syria. “It is a pity that she’s from a prosperous and stable country turned into a hot spot, he said. – That is why Russia became the initiator of the effective suppression of terrorism on Syrian territory, as well as the creation of the information centre in Baghdad to coordinate the efforts of countries directly involved in the fighting against terrorist groups. A similar coordination mechanism is created in Jordan”.
“As for the prospects of a political settlement, there is, of course, necessary to take into account a number of factors, including the worsening Shiite-Sunni confrontation, – said Secretary of the security Council. – It is impossible to avoid fomenting religious and ethnic hatred in the region, in order to solve their own geopolitical objectives of individual countries, such as Turkey”.
The Syrian conflict and the main stages of its settlement
Patrushev said the need to actively engage in the process of political settlement in Syria constructively minded opposition forces who are ready to fight with the “Islamic state”, “Dzhabhat-EN-Nusra” and other terrorist organizations. “Approved at the international level the list of terrorist groups, should clearly identify the locations of the non-radical armed groups, ready to confront the terrorists, to prevent, in particular, the possibility of application of strikes,” said Secretary of the security Council.
“It is important to ensure a rapid implementation achieved in Vienna and new York agreements, based on understanding of the necessity of launching the negotiation process under UN auspices. Of course, the important role it must play the special envoy of the Secretary-General on Syria (Staffan) de Mistura, stressed the Secretary of the security Council. – We believe that the platform for negotiations with the current Syrian government should be formed with account positions of a broad spectrum of constructive opposition. Will be ready to consider any initiative that will this process contribute. However, I consider unacceptable the attempts to include in the list of negotiators those who to achieve his goal, he chose the path of terrorism”.
ABOUT GROUPING “DZHEBHAT EN-NUSRA” AND “ISLAMIC STATE”
The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria.
Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).