US & Russia possible to agree on keeping Assad in power: Iraqi foreign Minister

MESOP 14.7.2013 – The Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari announced the US and Russia will probably agree on keeping Syria president Bashar al-Assad in power till the 2014 elections. Speaking with Ashaq al- Awsat, Zebari did not rule out the possibility and said any military intervention in the country is impossible.

Zebari further revealed some western countries have demanded holding the upcoming Geneva II conference at the sideline of next United Nations General Assembly in September, stressing such move will put the conference at the sideline and belittle its importance.

The Iraqi foreign minister rejected any civil war has been occurred in his country and related the violence and terrorist attempts in Iraq to the government shortcomings.