Lavrov: Russian policy in Syria has no vested interest and double bottom
MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. Russia’s policy in Syria and the middle East generally does not have a vested interest and a double bottom, this is its advantage compared to the US-led coalition. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in interview to the newspaper Asharq al-Awsat.
“The advantage of our policy that it is not aimed at retrieving selfish interest and does not have a “double bottom”, — said the foreign Minister of the Russian Federation. “In this regard, continue to increase efforts to find a peaceful and diplomatic resolution of numerous crises and conflicts in the region,” he said, inviting her “to honest joint work of all who are ready for it”.
In this context, the Minister recalled that the US-led international coalition to combat “Islamic state” (ISIS, a terrorist group banned in Russia), “from the point of view of the Syrians, and international law, an uninvited guest in Syria.” “The SAR government has been patient as long as the coalition is aimed at fighting terrorists on the territory of this country,” he said.