US reiterates call for political resolution in Syria

WASHINGTON– The US said Friday it supports UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura’s call for the supporters of the Syrian regime to use their “leverage to urge the regime to participate fully in tangible negotiations with the opposition in Geneva.” State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert stressed that the US urges all parties “to work seriously toward a political resolution to this conflict or face continued isolation and instability indefinitely in Syria.

“All parties interested in resolving the conflict must commit to Geneva as the only venue for the Syrian political process and work to ensure all Syrian participants are ready to engage constructively and substantively on implementing UNSCR 2254 as the blueprint for a political resolution.

“The Syrian people deserve an end to this conflict,” Nauert added.

The UN launched last month the 8th round of peace talks between Syrian regime and opposition in Geneva, by receiving a delegation of opposition groups, which was formed in Saudi Arabia.

Nauert, in this regard, said, “We also note the constructive participation of the Syrian opposition delegation, which stands in contrast to the obstructionism and procrastination of the Syrian regime delegation.

Source: Kuwait News Agency