"Nonsense": in Moscow and Damascus have denied rumors of a possible federalization of Syria


The issue of federalization of Syria was not on the agenda of the Geneva talks and discusses Russia and the West, said Moscow and Damascus, commenting on recent media information.

The Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, quoted by TASS, stressed that Russia with such an idea is not acted because the government should discuss the Syrians themselves.

Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: "This is complete nonsense. We do not voice ideas, these ideas should sound the Syrians themselves, they have to discuss among themselves and agree".

Bogdanov also stressed that Russia "comes from the fact that it is best to preserve the unity of territory and people".

Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, in turn, stressed that the Syrian authorities adhere to the unity of the country, so the subject of federalization in Syria at the talks in Geneva will be rejected, and any attempt to discuss the possibility of holding presidential elections.

Walid Muallem, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Syria: "We reject any talk of federalization. The Syrian people will defend the unity of the country".

Earlier some mass media with reference to close to UN epistocracy reported that Russia and some Western powers are discussing the question of the federalization of Syria as an opportunity to preserve the territorial integrity of this country.