Syrian ouster of Assad 'acceptable'
- Published: 9 Jun 2012 at 20.58
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Russia said Saturday it would be ``only glad'' to support the departure of President Bashar al-Assad if Syrians agreed on it, without wanting to impose the process from the outside.
"If the Syrians agree on this with each other, we will be only glad to support such an outcome,'' said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, adding that Moscow did not want to "impose the conditions of dialogue from outside.'' Russia, which is pushing for a conference on Syria to include Iran despite US protests, said Saturday that to deny Teheran a role in helping negotiate an end to the crisis would be "thoughtless''. "To say that Iran doesn't have a place because it is already to blame for everything and it's part of the problem and not part of the solution, ... this is thoughtless to say the least,'' said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Russia will not approve the use of force against the Syrian regime at the United Nations, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "We will not sanction the use of force at the United Nations Security Council,'' Lavrov said...
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