Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Russia warns against pressing demands for Assad’s ouster

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister said Monday the next round of Syria talks expected to be held this weekend must not focus squarely on demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s resignation, which he called a “simplistic approach.”

Sergey Lavrov, speaking on a trip to Armenia, said the talks should focus instead on reaching consensus on who should represent the Syrian opposition and who should be considered extremists. (READ MORE)