U.S. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said: "We beheld media reports. Assad has made a further proposal for the adoption of amendments to the constitution, new elections. It reminds us very much the proposals with which he has performed in several months. "
According to ITAR-TASS disk imaging, reporters Victoria Nuland was asked to assess the negotiations minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and President Assad in Damascus passed. Nuland said that while the South American State Department would not comment. And it will abstain until such time as the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not get the opportunity to consult with Lavrov — Minister on his return to Moscow. A State Department official believes that these negotiations take place.
Washington believes that the new initiatives Bashar Assad be skeptical by all the world society. President of Syria, end the violence, but not to make such policy proposals that have not once spoken to them before.
"If Assad really stands for an end to violence, he knows what he needs to do — see V. Nuland. — It has the ability to finish the attack forces against peaceful Syrians. But it lasts violence: in Nekhel in Homs, in the suburbs of Damascus … "
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after talks with the Syrian president, recently Assad announce the timing of the referendum on the latest constitution of Syria.
As you know, last week, on February 4, Our homeland and China blocked the UN Security Council resolution on Syria (use the right of veto). Over the past few months, China and our home for the second time do not pass the resolution on Syria, containing inappropriate for their opinion, the wording.
In Russia and China fear a repeat in Syria "Libyan scenario": external military intervention in the internal conflict.
In the end, America had fallen on to criticize Russia and China. Victoria Nuland said: "We are very clearly stated that it is incorrect and unsafe. We clearly expressed our opinion about the modes that continue to sell the gun Syria. "