The initial will to cooperate to solve the Syrian crisis with peacefull means has changed to a tough stance of the West and “opposition groups”.
According to EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, the European Union rejects any scenario whereby the current government and the president would remain in power.
“Acceptance of the dictator’s role, who wages a civil war against his own people, is not considered,” Mogherini told the France Inter radio station on April 26.
The EU representative believes the question is how to start “the transition of power” and to try to change the management of the country. Meanwhile, Mogherini doesn’t have an answer who have to govern Syria.
It’s clear that the so-called “moderate opposition” is just re-branded jihadists. So, any attempt to support them directly is a political suicide.
Earlier in April, the Saudi backed and controlled High Negotiations Committee (one more example of the “Syrian opposition”) withdrew from the latest round of the Syria peace talks in protest at viloations of the ceasefire violence in Syria for which it blames Damascus. Indeed, the talks were postpondedn amid the attempt of militants to launch a full-scale offensive operation in the province of Latakia. However, the attempt failed.
We remember, the United State, the European Union and their allies in the Middle East consider Syrian President Bashar Assad to be illegitimate leader and “dictator”. In turn, Russia and Iran insist that it was up to Syrian people to decide the fate of the country’s leadership.