Department of state: Moscow wants to negotiate with Washington on Syria

Moscow “has shown increasing willingness” to discuss with Washington the way to resolve the situation in Syria. This was stated by us special envoy on Syria, James Jeffrey, the press service of the Department of state.

According to him, marked a “modest signals from Moscow from unofficial but authoritative sources” that Russia has doubts “about which path to choose against President Bashar al-Assad.” “We see willingness on the part of Russia to study <...> possible steps to alleviate the crisis in Syria,” added Jeffrey.

Earlier, Washington imposed new sanctions against 39 individuals and entities, 16 companies from Syria, two based in Austria and organizations from Canada and from Lebanon. Under the restrictions were also the leader of Syria, Assad and his wife. Syria has called the sanctions from the United States, “economic terrorism”.

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