Syria — not Libya

Syria - not LibyaSpeaking yesterday at a press briefing, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov said that the statements of the West of lawlessness regime of Bashar al-Assad is not acceptable. According to the deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the expression of this kind can only aggravate the situation in the Middle East. This was said "Utro.ru."

Bogdanov noted that such statements are "counterproductive" because they "give the wrong signal to the opposition that does not make sense to engage in dialogue, and to rely on the help of the West and NATO, as it did in Libya." The deputy minister added that question about who will be in power in Syria, people have to face it. Bogdanov said that it is in this position is fundamentally Russian government.

The Foreign Ministry said that the Syria at the moment there is no such opposition group that could be considered legitimate. In Moscow, awaiting assessment by the Special Representative of the UN and the Arab League, Kofi Annan. Mikhail Bogdanov said that Annan would organize a political dialogue between the Syrian government and the opposition.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, with all this said Moscow hopes to support the efforts of the Annan UN Security Council, with one accord. The minister said that not only our homeland and China, and all the other members of the Security Council should do their job and put forward demands to the opposition not to stimulate the aggravation of the situation, and to cooperate with Kofi Annan and constructively respond to his initiatives.

At the briefing, increased attention has been paid to the termination of the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Syria. Russian Foreign Ministry finds that this decision also destabilizes the situation in the Middle East.

Previously, except for Saudi Arabia, the embassies in Syria closed the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates. These countries have declared that they would suspend cooperation with Bashar al-Assad, torturing and killing its own people.

Among other things, Misha Bogdanov explained that under any criteria Russian Federation is not allowed any state to begin military action in Syria, Libya similar. The fact that not so long ago in the mass media have reported that the United States meant poruha on Syria from the air, as the development of the state over the no-fly zone. The deputy head of Russian Foreign Ministry also said that recently in Libya will start a new Russian salting.

Follow-up was the theme of the briefing situation in Iraq. Believe in the Kremlin, the Iraqi government has been strengthened and can maintain security by fighting gangs of terrorists. Previously heard claims that the U.S. troops withdrawal from Iraq has complicated the situation there, but the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation dubbed this information is not adequately reality.

In addition to all the above, our home is going to insist on the adoption of the United Nations resolution on the issue of trafficking of human organs in the not fully recognized the state of Kosovo. Recall that in 2010 broke the scandal was publicly presented documents showing that the trade was conducted in 1998-1999. In August 2011, under the auspices of the EU Mission has created a special group, which began investigating the case.

At the end of the briefing, it was announced that the latest meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of the "Big Eight", which will take place on 11-12 April 2012. Highlights of the conference will be the settlement of conflicts in the Near East.

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