Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said it is ready to resign if need be to stop the civil war in his country. He stated this in an interview with Yahoo News – according to the portal, the first since coming to power, the new US President Donald trump. He declared the fight against terrorists in Syria, the main task of his administration in the area of security.
Yahoo emphasizes that the interview was authorized by the Syrian administration, captured the press service of the President in Damascus and then was not edited.
Assad said he was ready to leave the office, “if the people of Syria do not want to see me.” To the question about how he will make a conclusion about the presence in society of such a consensus, Assad replied: “You can feel it you can feel… and if you want it documented you can hold a referendum”.
Interview published shortly before the start of the next round of peace talks on the Syrian issue: February 20, planned a dialogue in Geneva with delegations of the Syrian government and the opposition. These negotiations are held under the auspices of the UN. Another group of negotiators meets in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana there to negotiate a ceasefire, invited eight parties, including major international players: Russia, Turkey, USA, Iran.
U.S. policy traditionally associated with the opportunity to end the war in Syria with the departure of President Bashar al-Assad against his army before declaring a fragile truce, and fought the terrorists and opposition groups, which proclaims itself to be secular States and is considered a moderate. A separate opposition groups also supported the Turkish army, which carries out the operation “shield of the Euphrates” in Northern Syria, seeking to protect the border area. The actions of Assad’s army supported by the Russian VKS.
The war in Syria lasts since 2011, and the theme is the departure of Assad regularly, though infrequently discussed in the media. A wave of messages about impending nursing and even his agreed between Russia and the United States conditions rose in early 2016: then the media claimedthat the former head of the GRU Igor Sergun shortly before his death brought to Damascus a letter from Vladimir Putin. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov then denied these data.
In late March reports emerged that the US and Russia has guaranteed Assad refuge outside Syria. The Kremlin was again denied a similar agreement, stating that basically do not intervene in “issues of self-determination” of other countries.