Kremlin: Liquidation of Assad regime to make region plunge into chaos

Liquidating the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria can make the region plunge into chaos and will not help in the fight against terrorism, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, Tass reports.

“In any case, calls for overthrowing authorities in other countries can hardly be welcomed in Moscow. Moreover, liquidating a regime will hardly facilitate successful progress in the fight against terrorism. It can make the region plunge in total chaos,” Peskov said.

The spokesman stressed that the Kremlin “knows nothing” about the internal memorandum by a group of US State Department diplomats that urges the Obama Administration to start delivering air strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. “There are such media reports. That’s why we cannot say anything about it, of course. We do not have any reliable information on this so far,” Peskov noted.

Dozens of US State Department officials have signed an internal memo protesting against US policy in Syria and calling for targeted military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government, media reports said earlier today.

They argue the current approach is working against the Syrian opposition and helping Mr Assad to stay in power.

It was signed by 51 mid-to-high level officials who advise on Syria issues.


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