Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to up pressure on Russia and Iran

Syria's chief opposition negotiator called on US President Donald Trump and European Union leaders to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran to return to talks aimed at ending the six-year civil war.


"It is time for President Trump, Chancellor (Angela) Merkel and (British) Prime Minister (Theresa) May to say: "Stop," Nasr Hariri, the chief negotiator for Syria's main opposition, told Reuters in an interview.


"It is time for Trump, Merkel and May to increase pressure and bring the international community together to get a genuine and just political situation in Syria."


Hariri said that unless the United States and EU powers increased pressure on President Assad and his big power allies in Moscow and Tehran, then the blood of Syrian civilians would continue to be spilled.


פרסום ראשון: 01.16.18, 14:23