Statement of U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley about the impossibility to solve the conflict in Syria by diplomatic means, while the country led by Bashar Assad is a “direct sabotage of efforts of the international community to start the process of negotiations between the authorities and the opposition.” This opinion was expressed by the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev on his page in Facebook.
“The United States will read in the ranks as moderate, and the armed opposition. And what’s the point then to go to Astana or to Geneva, will they ask?” Senator wrote. According to him, “Americans served their bombing Syrian government airfields a good example of how really if to kick things off, we need to behave”.
“Not to mention terrorist groups, where not everyone can read, but know how to fight absolutely everything,” — said Kosachev.
8 APR Haley in an interview with CNN said that sees no possibility for a political settlement of the Syrian crisis, while on the post of the President of the Arab Republic is Bashar al-Assad.
Earlier on Saturday, Kosachev expressed the opinion that the US strike on Syrian airbase has placed itself outside international anti-terrorism agreements, committing just two dangerous act. First, he noted, is aggression against a sovereign state, and secondly, the obvious support of the terrorists, who, as reported, already went on the offensive in some areas.
On the night of 7 April, the United States by order of the President of Donald trump has struck cruise missiles on the airfield shirt, which is use by government forces of Syria. The shelling began after the Syrian opposition that is loyal to Bashar al-Assad’s forces allegedly used chemical weapons in Idlib province. Victims of the attack were dozens of people. Damascus his involvement in the incident denies.
Trump said that the chemical attack has changed his attitude towards Bashar al-Assad. He added that the incident has brought the conflict in Syria “to a whole new level.”
Before the incident in Idlib administration of the 45th President of the USA neutral attitude towards Assad. So, on March 31, the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer said that the future of Syrian leader depends on the people of the Arab Republic. Earlier, a similar position was expressed by U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, and the permanent representative of the country at the UN, Nikki Haley noted that the departure of Assad as President of Syria is not a priority for Washington.
The confrontation between Assad and rebels seeking his overthrow, has been running since 2011. The conflict escalated into full-scale civil war, which strengthened the terrorist organization, including banned in Russia as extremist grouping “Islamic state”.