A Foreign and Expatriates Ministry source on Sunday dismissed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's statements on Syria as "aimed to abort the Geneva conference" and said they "constituting a blatant interference in Syrian affairs."
The source said Syria's considers Kerry's statements "constitute a violation of the Syrian people's right to self-determination."
"If the U.S. was sincere about cooperating with the Russian Federation in sponsoring the Geneva conference, then Kerry must grasp that the Syrian people alone have the right to choose their leadership and political future without any foreign interference," the source said.
It went on to say that "Kerry must realize that the success of the Geneva conference depends on the will of the Syrian people themselves through agreement to work to halt violence and terrorism and achieve the political settlement that would lead to the broadest participation in drawing Syria's future."
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer