It was about ending armed conflict, achieving peace and stability, adhering fully with international law provisions, and providing for a Syrian led transition. Doing so should represent everyone equitably.
Lukashevich added that plans are to "discuss a range of issues linked to a political and diplomatic settlement in Syria, including Brahimi's efforts aimed at ending the violence and the launch of a comprehensive national dialogue."- Advertisement -
He stressed Geneva principles have "no alternative." He accused Washington of agreeing, then reneging.
"Our American colleagues and some others".have turned sharply from (Geneva), by 180 degrees," he said. They support "the opposition and (refuse) dialogue with the government."- Advertisement -
It "put(s) the opposition in the mood for no dialogue with the authorities but for overthrowing" them.
According to Moscow Carnegie Center analyst Dmitry Trenin :
"The biggest disappointment".is that one side thinks Assad should leave at the start of the process." That's America's position.- Advertisement -
"The other side thinks his departure should be as a result of the process." That's Russia's view.