Ryabkov: US negative stance towards settling crisis in Syria proves its unwillingness to achieve positive outcomes

Moscow, SANA- Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, stressed that the US negative stance towards the efforts of solving the crisis in Syria, the latest of which the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi, poses evidence on Washington’s unwillingness to work for achieving positive outcomes in this regard.

In an interview with Russian the Izvestia newspaper, Ryabkov answered a question on the participation of the American side in the efforts of settling the crisis in Syria by saying that “the US side had been invited to attend the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi on Jan. 30th, but they sent a delegate to the Congress, not as an observer and this is their business.”

“We along with other participants in the Congress reached somehow good outcomes, and this is what bothered Washington,” he added.

Ryabkov affirmed that despite the US stance, “we don’t cut off communications with it, and dialogue with the Americans on Syria is very intensive as we will continue to explain to them the essence of what is taking place, and we will try to push them to a more objective interaction according to Security Council’s resolution no. 2254 and the joint Russian-US statement on Syria which had been approved by the Russian and US presidents in Da Nang.”

He indicated that members of the Constitutional Committee which was approved at Sochi Congress were specified in general.

On Jan. 30th, participants in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi agreed on establishing a Constitutional Committee that embraces 150 persons.

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