According to the head of Russian Foreign Ministry, "the president Syria Bashar al-Assad, albeit delayed, but all the same basic steps and decides to invite the opposition and all those interested in the future of Syrian country, a national dialogue. "Sergei Lavrov said that these steps include" the announcement about the future of democratic elections, the preparation of the new draft constitution, changes in legislation, the announcement multi-party media reform ", ITAR-TASS reported.
"I believe it is completely irresponsible act under the slogan" No dialogue, "because that would lead the country to a very severe crisis, which everyone wants to avoid, given the strategic role Syria in the Middle East, in the Middle East peace process, "- said head Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"The only way — is the way of negotiations," — Sergey Lavrov singled out, noting that our homeland intensive management calls Syria very avoid confrontation.
Earlier Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he did not want to go away from the post of head of state, despite the incessant demands from the United States. According to the Syrian favorite, these appeals in vain, and the country has already chosen the path of political solutions to its own problems.