The special representative of the Russian President for the Middle East and African countries Mikhail Bogdanov said that the date of the resignation of Syrian President Bashar Assad at the meeting of the international group in Vienna was not consistent.

Thus foreign Ministry spokesman commented on the reports forecasts U.S. on Assad to step down in March 2017. “Maybe they were some plans, but in Vienna this was not consistent and could not be agreed upon,” said Bogdanov, quoted by “Interfax”.

According to the diplomat, in Moscow insist that the future of Syria, including its leadership, should determine “the Syrian people”. “It is recorded in the Vienna agreement”, – said Bogdanov.

Yesterday, January 6, the Associated Press reported on the internal plan of the American government, which provides for Assad to step down in March 2017 through the political process, the terms of which were agreed upon in Vienna.

Russian authorities denied reports about the resignation of Assad in March 2017 08.01.2016

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