Yevseyev wants no pauses in Syrian peace process

Vladimir Yevseyev, Director of the Center for Socio-Political Studies, emphasized that there should be no pauses or breaks in the Syrian peace process, regardless of the state of relations between countries, because the continuous conflict causes more deaths and terrorist attacks every day.

He clarified that there was no problem of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The governmental forces hold the advantage because of the situation and exhaustion of foreign support of opposition. If Qatar and Turkey were helping the way they used to, the advantage would have never been achieved. Opposition is split and has no one to introduce for negotiations.

Yevseyev said that Iran’s willingness to participate in the peace talks was another obstacle for opposition. The expert wants Iran to be involved in negotiations, otherwise the Geneva-2 Conference would be pointless. He said that the West used dual standards when distinguishing between moderate and radical opposition. Opposition should be taken as a whole.

The expert noted that dual standards were slowing the peace process. He pointed out that Saudi Arabia was supplying Syrian opposition with weapons, so it was justified for Russia and Iran to aid the Syrian government too.

He reminded that Israel was violating the international law by interfering in Syria’s internal affairs with its missile strikes.