France: Iranian, Turkish Military Must Leave Syria

French Foreign Minister says all Turkish military and Irainian militia forces must leave Syria as soon as possible. Asked in an interview on BFM TV whether he wanted Turkish armed forces to withdraw from Syria, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian replied that he wanted: "The withdrawal of all of those who ought not to … Continue reading France: Iranian, Turkish Military Must Leave Syria

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Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs: European Stance Not Independent In Its Policies Towards Syria

“Western media and its tools have played a negative role in conveying an image about what is taking place in Syria and contributed to misleading the international public opinion and distorting facts in service of hostile agendas.” State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar said, adding that the European stance has not been independent … Continue reading Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs: European Stance Not Independent In Its Policies Towards Syria

Moscow Says Date of De Mistura’s Visit to Russia Yet to Be Set

According to the Russia's Foreign Ministry, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura could visit Russia in June, though "no specific dates" have been set. No specific dates for UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura's visit to Moscow have been agreed upon, but a time line for the envoy's trip may be … Continue reading Moscow Says Date of De Mistura’s Visit to Russia Yet to Be Set

Russia, U.S. Diplomacy Chiefs to Discuss Syria Safe Zones This Month

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will discuss de-escalation zones in Syria when they meet in Alaska this month, Russian news agencies quoted Lavrov's deputy Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Friday. Lavrov and Tillerson have earlier agreed to hold talks during an Arctic Council event in Fairbanks, Alaska, on … Continue reading Russia, U.S. Diplomacy Chiefs to Discuss Syria Safe Zones This Month

After Visit To Moscow Saudi Minister Says Syria’s Assad Still Has To Go

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir discussed Syria's future with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Wednesday after which he said Riyadh still believed there was no political future for President Bashar al-Assad. Al-Jubeir, after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, also told a news conference that Riyadh wanted to end what he called Iran's … Continue reading After Visit To Moscow Saudi Minister Says Syria’s Assad Still Has To Go

UN Peace Talks on Syria Must Continue – German FM

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he believed the changed United States position was certainly "more realistic", as to insist that Assad must step down from the start would only result in deadlock. "But there is one thing which cannot happen - that a dictator who committed horrible crimes in the region remains untouched," Gabriel … Continue reading UN Peace Talks on Syria Must Continue – German FM

Czech FM: We May Participate In Syria Reconstruction

The Czech Republic has a chance of participating in the reconstruction of Iraq and Syria thanks to its operation in the two countries as yet, Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said on Tuesday when assessing Czech foreign trade last year. He said he believes that the war with Islamic State will soon end in Iraq and … Continue reading Czech FM: We May Participate In Syria Reconstruction