Reports of Russia-US Deal on Assad’s Fate Are Untrue: Peskov

Russia does not discuss the issue of the self-determination of third countries either through diplomatic or other channels, Kremlin spokesperson tells journalists

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday denied reports that Russia and the US had reached an agreement on the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

His remarks came in response to a report published by the Turkish al-Hayat newspaper claiming that US Secretary of State John Kerry had told several Arab countries that Russia and the United States reached an understanding on the future of Syria’s political process, including the fate of President Bashar al-Assad.

“Al-Hayat published information which does not correspond to reality,” Peskov said in a statement on Thursday.

“Russia is advantageously different from other nations because it does not discuss the issue of the self-determination of third countries either through diplomatic or other channels,” he added.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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