The Syrian presidential media office said Tuesday that the Syrian leadership is open to any political solution as long as it “preserves the unity of Syria, curbs the bloodletting and serves Syrian interests.”
The statement, reported by state news agency SANA, came in response to recent remarks by a visiting Russian lawmaker Aleksandr Yushenko.
“Regarding the remarks of the Russian MP who met with President Bashar al-Assad and later gave statements that the president was ready to hold early parliamentary and presidential elections, we say that the Syrian state would welcome and adopt any political solution so long as it preserves the unity of Syria, curbs the bloodletting and serves Syrian interests,” the statement said.
It stressed, however, that no idea or initiative can be implemented without countering and defeating terrorism first.
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