People, real issue in Syria talks

People, real issue in Syria talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the real question regarding the Syrian crisis is that of the Syrian people in general and not specific individuals.

A number of countries involved in efforts to bring about a resolution of the Syrian conflict have said that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must step down. Iran, meanwhile, has insisted that any such decision is for the Syrian people to make, Press TV reported.

“It’s not about a person. It’s about a nation; it’s about the Syrian nation. It’s about security and stability for Syria,” President Rouhani said in a Wednesday interview with TV channel France 2 and French radio Europe 1, according to excerpts broadcast by the two outlets.

His remarks came ahead of a new round of international talks on Syria in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on Saturday. The talks will bring together some 20 countries and international bodies to try to agree on a roadmap for peace.


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