Russia supports Syrians’ decision on leadership

March 18th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, March 18 (IANS) Voicing support for Syrians’ decision on their leadership, Russia has urged a ceasefire and political talks in the violence-wracked country.

Russia believes the Syrians could make decisions on their country’s future, Xinhua reported Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as stating during a TV news programme.

“Russia will support any agreement based on outcomes of a general political dialogue between the government and all opposition groups,” the minister said.

Lavrov also said his proposal to end all violence in Syria was not only for President Bashar al-Assad but also for the “more militarised” rebel groups.

We should make more efforts to bring all parties to the negotiation table, he said.

Russia and China last month vetoed an UN draft resolution that backed a plan to promote a regime change in Syria.

Moscow has warned against any foreign intervention in the Syria’s internal affairs.

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