Lavrov called the main anti-terrorism objective in Syria defeat “al-Nusra Dzhebhat”

MOSCOW, December 27. /TASS/. The main anti-terrorism objective in Syria is the defeat of the terrorist group “dzhebhat an-Nusra” (banned in Russia). This was stated on Wednesday by the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with the leader of the opposition movement “Tomorrow Syria,” Ahmed al-Jarboe.

“It is clear that the main battle (with the banned terrorist group “Islamic state”, ISIS – approx. TASS) is over. Now, of course, the main anti-terrorism objective is the defeat of “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra”, – said the Minister. He added that the terrorist organization receives assistance to fight the Syrian army from outside.

“The Syrian army along with its allies, with our support, thronging norouzi. But they are still resisting, including, according to our data, by obtaining outside assistance,” – said the Minister.

Congress in Sochi

The Russian foreign Minister said that the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue will help you to establish a direct dialogue between the Syrian government and the opposition in Geneva.

“The success in the fight against ISIS (banned in the Russian terrorist group “Islamic state” – approx. TASS), as well as functioning of areas of de-escalation enables a more active, substantive to begin a political process, – noticed the head of the foreign Ministry. Based on the results of the eight meetings on Syria in Astana, the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey took the initiative of convening a Congress of the Syrian national dialogue in Sochi, the dates 29-30 January. We appreciate your active participation with the success of the event.”

Moscow, according to the Minister, seeing the wide support for this event among the Syrians who live in Syria, including most of the leaders of the tribes. “Invited to the Congress and external opposition, including those who joined the delegation for talks with the Syrian government at the Geneva track”, he added.

“Our goal is to create the most representative base for launching the constitutional reform, the conditions that must be agreed by the Syrians themselves, and in this sense, to implement the provisions of UN security Council resolution 2254” – said Lavrov.

“We are convinced that exactly the same as a year ago, the initiative of creation of the Astana grounds intensified our UN colleagues, the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue, no doubt, will help the special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura and his colleagues finally strike up a direct dialogue without any preconditions in Geneva, Lavrov said. – First of all on the Constitution and prepare elections.”