Washington’s possible proposal to recognize the legitimacy of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is, in fact, only recognition of the reality in the region, if the United States is willing to reckon with this, this is a positive step, says Dmitry Novikov, first deputy chairman of the Duma’s international affairs committee.
Earlier, the Saudi edition of Asharq Al-Awsat, citing Western diplomatic sources, reported that the United States and Israel intend at a trilateral meeting in Jerusalem to offer Russia recognition of Assad’s legitimacy and the lifting of sanctions from the Syrian authorities if Moscow agrees to restrain Iranian influence in that country.
“As the proposals arise, are formulated and there is a desire to discuss them, this is, of course, necessary. We can only welcome that part of the proposal, which concerns the recognition of the legitimacy of Assad, but first of all, it is only a recognition of the realities, the recognition that the sanctions policy against Syria Gave nothing, and Assad is the will of the Syrian people themselves. This needs to be reckoned with. And let through such certain thorns, if Washington is ready to start reckoning with it, start recognizing reality, it is certainly good, positive o “, – said Novikov RIA Novosti.
He also noted that the situation around the Iranian problem has long been aggravated, and if the Syrian and Iranian issues are discussed together with Iran’s security guarantees, this, according to the deputy, may in a certain way be in the interests of all countries.