Moves that could destabilize the situation in Syria must be avoided, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with visiting Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Sochi, coastal city on the Black Sea.
Putin and Netanyahu have agreed that the Syrian armed conflict, if continued, could pose “disastrous consequences” for the whole region.
“The only way to prevent a negative scenario in Syria is the soonest end of the armed conflict and the beginning of political settlement”, Putin said days after Zionist forces launched air strikes against regime targets in Syria.
Netanyahu had been expected to warn Putin against delivering advanced S-300 missiles to Syria, but he did not indicate whether he succeeded in convincing Putin to halt arms supplies to the Arab country.
Russia has clearly refused to halt arms supplies to the Damascus government, saying it has to honor contracts it concluded before the conflict erupted.
Speaking to reporters, Netanyahu stressed that his entity’s task was to “defend its citizens” (i.e. Zionist settlers).
“Together we are trying to find ways to strengthen stability and security, we have a remarkable opportunity to directly speak with each other”, the Zionist PM was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.
The Zionist PM’s visit comes off the back of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to Moscow, during which he emphasized the US commitment to the Geneva communiqué which calls all sides of the conflict to the negotiating table.
The so-called ‘Friends of Syria’, backing the Syrian opposition militant groups, will meet next week in Jordan to push for the Russian-US sponsored conference, Jordanian officials said on Tuesday according to Reuters.
Syria was hit by a violent unrest since mid-March 2011, where the Syrian government accuses foreign actors of orchestrating the conflict, by supporting the militant opposition groups with arms and money.
Source: Al Manar