MOSCOW, (SANA)- The Kremlin announced that the political program proposed by President Bashar al-Assad could be a good basis for solving the crisis in Syria.
"We sincerely believe the plan that was suggested by President Assad is a kind of continuation of the Geneva talks and could constitute a very good basis for further attempts of a settlement of the problem," Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said in an interview with the American National Interest newspaper published on Friday.
Peskov said that the now would be "what we are all prepared to do in order to solve the Syrian crisis. Because there are lots of countries giving different kinds of support to rebels, to opposition, that definitely do not support a viable or sustainable solution to the Syrian crisis." "To the contrary," the Russian President' Press Secretary added, "[this support] leads to further degradation of the situation there in Syria."
He affirmed that Russia supports the idea that "the future of Syria is subject to decisions taken by all sides of the Syrian conflict-President Assad, his government, the Syrian people, including those who are being named as opposition." "Those are the only ones who should make a decision," he added, rejecting the idea of having the decision about Syria's future taken anywhere else.
The Russian official reiterated that the decision about the future of Syria "cannot be taken somewhere abroad, cannot be taken in the other capitals," stressing that "this kind of decision cannot be viable."