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The fate of Syria is being decided

In Vienna, negotiations were held to resolve the situation in Syria. The meeting participants reached agreements on a number of issues. Nevertheless, the negotiators in the coming days will continue to work. The main agreements relate to the preservation of a united Syria and its state institutions, support for Syrian refugees and the destruction of the “IS”. The parties also agreed that the fate of Syria should be decided by the Syrians. However, the election is not bypassed.

The fate of Syria is being decided

A meeting of foreign ministers of the countries participating in multilateral negotiations on Syria was held in Vienna, in which 19 delegations from Russia, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Germany, France, Egypt, Italy, Great Britain, Iraq and Lebanon participated . According to InterfaxThe special envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, and the head of the EU foreign affairs service Federica Mogherini also joined the negotiations.

As noted by RIA News"The participants in the Vienna talks reached agreement on a number of points, which were then listed in the communique.

The agency lists the most important points of the agreement: Syria remains a single, independent and secular state; its state institutions will operate intact; the rights of all Syrians should be protected regardless of their ethnic and religious affiliation; diplomatic activities to end the conflict will be strengthened; with the participation of the UN, the possibilities of achieving a pan-Syrian armistice will be studied in parallel with the resumption of the political process.

A special point of the communique was devoted to the humanitarian situation: the negotiators agreed that it was necessary to increase support for internally displaced persons in Syria, Syrian refugees and their host countries.

In addition, representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition have to agree under a UN auspices on a trustworthy government, including representatives of all religious groups. Then a new constitution should be adopted and free elections held under the supervision of the UN. All Syrians should participate in them, including those living abroad.

The fate of Syria will decide the Syrian people. However, the question of the future of President Assad remained open. Some participants of the meeting demanded his departure. But others said that the decision on the fate of Assad should be taken by the Syrians themselves.

The assessment of the negotiations by the main political players is already known.

US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the chances of a settlement.

“I know that it is very difficult, and today we were able to see this during the negotiations. But I believe that the chances of a diplomatic settlement are now much higher than they were before, ”the RIA Secretary of State quoted as sayingNews».

According to Kerry, "IS" and other terrorist groups "can not be allowed to unite and rule Syria."

"We want to stop this situation and not allow terrorists to seize power in this country ... We have a common enemy, and we need to make sure that this enemy cannot seize power either in Syria or in any other state", - The Russian Foreign Minister agreed with his colleague.

Following the talks in Vienna, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters that at a meeting to resolve the Syrian crisis, an agreement was reached on creating a new constitution for Syria and on holding elections under UN control. The meeting participants agreed that Syria should remain a single country. It is proposed to involve representatives of the SAR and the opposition in negotiations on the settlement. “This political process should lead to an agreement of the parties to jointly create an inclusive structure that will allow us to work together to resolve issues of the country's life, prepare a new constitution and hold general elections,” Lavrova quotes. "".

Comrade Lavrov said that the fate of President Bashar Assad remained a subject of disagreement between Moscow and Washington. However, Russia's position has not changed: "... the Syrians themselves must decide this issue in the context of the political process."

The negotiators also discussed the fight against the "IG" and other groups, which the UN Security Council considers terrorist.

The next meeting of negotiators, according to Lavrov, will be held "no later than two weeks."

Maria Zakharova, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, appeared in the press.

In her opinion, the outcome of the multilateral meeting on Syria held in Vienna is a victory not for Russia, but for common sense. Zakharova said this in an interview with V. Solovyovu on the TV channel "Russia 1". “I read a lot of different assessments, there is“ the victory of Russia ”... I think this is a victory of common sense. We initially, four years ago, proceeded from the fact that the Syrian settlement process should be inclusive, that is, all interested parties should be included in the process, ”Zakharova quotes TASS.

She also clarified that Russia submitted a list of almost forty groups and organizations of the Syrian opposition that are not extremist or terrorist. The list was given to foreign partners: “Now the ball is on their side. They should look, someone might add, disagree with someone. But our list includes almost all the forces that are healthy from the point of view that they do not use either extremist or terrorist methods to defend their political interests. ”

The negotiators should arrive at the new multilateral meeting in Vienna when developments are made on the issues agreed upon at the last meeting. Therefore, the date of the new round of negotiations has not yet been determined, said Zakharova.

“We can say that an effective, genuine, full-fledged, inclusive, representative, reflecting the various interests of all parties involved format was created,” said the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Call it a contact group on Syria or something else, the main thing is that this format was created.”

Finally, Zakharova rejected the suggestion that settlement negotiations failed because the parties did not reach agreement on B. Assad’s fate: “I would say that the ideas of those who planned to reduce everything to Assad’s fate failed. His fate will be decided by the Syrians. "

Thus, after the decisive actions of Russia against the Islamist militants, the “warriors of Allah” fled from Syria by the thousands - and international diplomacy immediately began to stir. Washington had to admit that Russia plays a large role in international politics and to make some compromises. Recall, recently, the White House abandoned the obsessive idea of ​​"leaving Assad." And even though this issue has not been removed from the agenda, now it will not be John Kerry who will decide it, but the Syrian people.

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  1. strelets
    strelets 3 November 2015 06: 23
    That is, the fate of Syria is decided by anyone, not only Syria.
    1. Tatar 174
      Tatar 174 3 November 2015 06: 47
      There would have been no decisive Russian policy, there would have been no Syria, and maybe not only Syria, but Lebanon too, and war would have flared on the borders of Israel.
      1. Enot-poloskun
        Enot-poloskun 3 November 2015 07: 37
        The fate of Syria is resolved. Syria has become a battlefield for neighbors and superpowers.

        And after the intervention of Russia ... There were chances to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria. Terrorists-will win. And independence will not be given to Kurds ...
    2. venaya
      venaya 3 November 2015 07: 32
      Quote: strelets
      That is, the fate of Syria is decided by anyone, not only Syria.

      The recent atalef post addressed to me also convinced me of this. How strong the interest of other parties is, it turned out to be visible even in comments to the VO.
    3. volot-voin
      volot-voin 3 November 2015 08: 20
      The parties also agreed that the fate of Syria should be decided by the Syrians.
      Only here the Syrians were not there. Some shareholders, opposition financiers of varying degrees of moderation.
    4. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 3 November 2015 08: 49
      Quote: strelets
      That is, the fate of Syria is decided by anyone, not only Syria.

      Here we must clearly understand that directly with B. Assad none from the pro-western coalition doesn't want to have a dialogue. Those. if in Minsk representatives of the LPR and the DPR are still somehow perceived (but they don’t want to have a full-fledged dialogue), then the legal representatives of the SAR for rub hedgehog put an end to. And the isolation of the leadership of Belarus until recently is a good example. They tried to play the same thing in Russia - but the gut was thin ...
      An official request from the Syrian leadership to provide military assistance in repelling the ISIS aggression with co-comrades allowed the Russian Federation to conduct a "dialogue with partners" on behalf of the Syrian leadership. B. Assad's visit to Moscow is a confirmation. It was the verbal (and maybe documentary) consent of the head of the SAR that was required in order for Russia to represent Syria in the negotiations.
    5. the most important
      the most important 3 November 2015 09: 01
      If the fate of Syria is decided without Syria itself, then there is always a possibility that Syria will put its "veto" on such decisions ... and at the same time it will be absolutely right!
  2. olimpiada15
    olimpiada15 3 November 2015 06: 32
    Negotiations, of course, were difficult, for countries that had destabilized the situation in Syria in order to achieve their economic interests, had to backtrack, while not only preserving their generally thick face, but also managing to stake out an economic piece of the country.
    "Assad is neither a brother nor a matchmaker to us," but he stood in the way of the economic expansion of the United States and neighboring countries - this is the reason that they are trying so hard to remove him from power - he does not allow and will not allow to complete the launched intervention.
  3. Stepan stepanovich
    Stepan stepanovich 3 November 2015 07: 52
    Why is there no representative of secular Syrian power? Unclear!
    Behind the third from the left is a humanoid (with a black halo), from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in which there are a lot of dense passions: witches, treason, the fight against blasphemy, cutting off heads, etc.
    This aphorism, from Lavrov, 140% about the Saudis:
    Tell me what these barbarians do there?
  4. venaya
    venaya 3 November 2015 07: 58
    recently, the White House abandoned the obsession "about Assad’s departure." And though this question is not removed from the agenda, now it will not be John Kerry who will decide it, but the Syrian people.

    This question has not been removed, there is no way to remove it. Interests because of ocean stakeholders (even not only overseas) are higher than the interests of local residents who dream of stability in their region. "A bone in the throat" this Assad, like all stability in this region. Stability is not beneficial to the initiators of this conflict at the moment, although they still cannot figure out how to correct it in a way that is beneficial to them.
  5. kolyhalovs
    kolyhalovs 3 November 2015 08: 35
    The photo is funny in the article. Lavrov stands under the flag of the United States, and Kerry under ours.
  6. Wise Kaa
    Wise Kaa 3 November 2015 08: 43
    Quote: kolyhalovs
    The photo is funny in the article. Lavrov stands under the flag of the United States, and Kerry under ours.

    This is a message ...
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 3 November 2015 09: 59
      Quote: Muddy Kaa
      This is the message.

      -Joni! I will not stand next to the Saudi smell
      -OK Seryozha. Its not smell
      1. Apsit
        Apsit 3 November 2015 11: 42
        Quote: Tusv
        it smells of him

        It stinks
  7. cniza
    cniza 3 November 2015 08: 44
    Quote: strelets
    That is, the fate of Syria is decided by anyone, not only Syria.

    It was so, but after the intervention of Russia, it will not be so.
  8. Fotoceva62
    Fotoceva62 3 November 2015 08: 52
    “Recently, the White House has abandoned the obsession“ about “leaving Assad.”
    The Anglo-Saxons and their re-singers hardly abandoned this idea, just at this stage the pens were short. These representatives of “progressive humanity”, especially pleasing on this list are the notable democrats and human rights activists from the monarchies of the gulf, they understand only the language of power and really dislike being told the truth in the eye.
    They are very afraid of open elections, which Assad agreed to, since their proteges are not shining, and the "friends of Syria" need chaos.
    ... Ah, you friends, if you don’t get into musicians, you’re not fit ... The world order has changed and it is more and more difficult for cheaters in it to impose their rules, but soon they will have to live in new ways. Turkey and the monarchies of the gulf have already secured a fascinating future, and their white gentlemen should recall that ... for every sly oppa, there is a bolt with a left-hand thread ..., or more simply, the power is in the TRUTH!
  9. surrozh
    surrozh 3 November 2015 09: 18
    The meeting is an undoubted political achievement of Russia, there is nothing to flirt with Zakharova - a victory. The next step is to invite representatives of Assad. Well, then (in the order of fantasy) - it is strange to put pressure on the peacekeeping country with sanctions, we save the Europeans from refugees, we can remind Petya about Minsk, not remember about Crimea, the United States, again, does not look the best way for the "world community", two years idle in Syria. For the first time I see a lot of advantages from defending my economic interests abroad.
    1. Army soldier2
      Army soldier2 3 November 2015 11: 21
      Indeed, Russian diplomacy has strong trump cards in these negotiations. These are the results of our participation in the Syrian conflict, and the real support of terrorists from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the Kurdish issue, and the legitimate authorities of Syria behind us (for now, I hope).
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  10. 31rus
    31rus 3 November 2015 09: 19
    Great Britain will not bomb ISIS and contacted in the war, such news, according to the negotiations, the unity of Syria will allow Assad to remain in power if the elections are held in the near future and more or less honestly, but there are a lot of questions, for example, who is it !!!! will develop a new constitution for Syria, someone will determine what to do with the Kurds, someone will determine who is the militant, who is the "opposition", that is, people who actually fought for their homeland, will not be left for the lot?
  11. Skalpel
    Skalpel 3 November 2015 09: 28
    So far, everything is going according to plan (with a certain element of luck, of course) ...
    Amerikosov their own impudent muzzles in their own poked. They showed how to extinguish ISIS. Assad was given a chance. We defended our bases in Syria. Another would be to "pinch" this disgusting Saudi Arabia for organizing and aiding terrorists of all stripes - so in general the region will calm down ..
  12. AstanaKZ
    AstanaKZ 3 November 2015 10: 42
    I consider it a huge minus that among the opposition leaders there are no Kremlin proteges, someone went to Astana and it is time to start working not only on the destruction of the Islamic State, but also on future elections!
    1. 31rus
      31rus 3 November 2015 11: 05
      I do not agree, this will only "shake" the position of Assad and lead into the jungle the very position of Russia, but to deploy assistance to non-military Assad is the very thing that the people who doubt would see "picenki", and not only force is very necessary, to involve others in work more layers, propaganda, etc., all this will greatly help Assad
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  13. Belousov
    Belousov 3 November 2015 10: 59
    The results of the negotiations are quite good. Assad remains (I doubt that the elections, which are still unknown when will take place, he will not win), and the rest is a matter of technology, Russian technology soldier
    But regarding the Kurds there are doubts. It seems that it costs autonomy for merits in the fight against ISIS, if they are given independence, the Turks will immediately invade. And so, like the territory of Syria, they will not climb.
    1. Army soldier2
      Army soldier2 3 November 2015 11: 25
      Apparently, Kurdish autonomy in Syria will be a serious deterrent for Turkey and a good goal-setting for the Kurdish Workers Party in Turkey.
      1. stalkerwalker
        stalkerwalker 3 November 2015 13: 17
        Quote: Army 2
        Apparently, Kurdish autonomy in Syria will be a serious deterrent for Turkey and a good goal-setting for the Kurdish Workers Party in Turkey.

        Quote: Belousov
        But regarding the Kurds there are doubts. It seems that it costs autonomy for merits in the fight against ISIS, if they are given independence, the Turks will immediately invade. And so, like the territory of Syria, they will not climb.

        B. Assad has no special choice today.
        Remember the civil war in Russia - the creation on its outskirts of the Far Eastern Democratic Republic, like the Ukrainian SSR, as well as the republics of Transcaucasia, was a necessary and necessary measure.
  14. alicante11
    alicante11 3 November 2015 13: 17
    Generally amers in Syria bent specifically. Of course, Americans are demanding Assad’s non-participation in the presidential election. Well, and figs with him, to organize some organization of war veterans, which Bashar can lead and which will become the keeper of the country. And the presidents Assad’s protege will easily and unconstrained. But why are the Americans so caved in? Not otherwise than they decided to touch soft China and cut ends in other places.
  15. marinier
    marinier 3 November 2015 17: 03
    Dobroi vremia sutok gospoda. Ja s4itat 4to RUSSLAND degation dolzen so vsei brutal zajavit o sebe, kto est shef in Surija.A novim bratuskam-soyznikam (suria, irak, iran) dat poniat 4to RUSSLAND ne dast igrat za kulisam ne4istot speel. Farsi lybiat zitten tvee stuul. Primer Afganistan.
    PSs ubazeniem, i derzat uxo po veter. hi
    1. 31rus
      31rus 3 November 2015 22: 07
      Entoni, I'll try to answer you, Russia is coordinating its policy on Syria with its allies, for example, Assad's visit to Moscow, Iran's inclusion in the negotiations, the voice of Russia is the voice of the allies, and about the "fraternal" ones, it will consider translation difficulties, we are allies no more