On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she favored including Syrian President Bashar Assad at the negotiating table in the future.
In a separate statement to the German parliament later on Thursday, Mrs Merkel said the refugee crisis can only be resolved if the West is prepared to deal with the “dreadful situation in Syria“.
Our immigration policy can not exist merely on the principle that everyone across the world should automatically be entitled to and have access to the same economic opportunities and social security support that exists in northern Europe.
It said the exercises had been planned since the end of past year and it did not link them to the Syria conflict.
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he too is “concerned” by Moscow’s actions in Syria and said it is important for the Russians to make clear “what are their intentions”.
However, European diplomats have privately suggested that Mr Assad should be involved in the operation against Isis, which has claimed swathes of Syria and Iraq since the summer of 2014 to form its so-called Islamic State.
“Russian weapons are starting to have an effect in Syria”, the official told AFP.
“This is a disaster, a humanitarian disaster that’s happening”, said Dr. Daghestani.
“We call for a renewed UN-led global effort to bring an end to the war that has caused so much suffering and forced an estimated 12 million people to leave their homes”, the European Union said in the conclusions of the meeting.
– Assad, or no Assad?
However significant obstacles remain with major players in the West, Gulf, Russian Federation and Iran pursuing vastly different military and diplomatic tactics. Iran is viewed as one of Assad’s strongest allies.
But French President Francois Hollande has insisted “there can be no transition without his departure”.
Also, how can it be right that the vast and wealthy Saudi Arabia has refused to sign the Convention or take a single Syrian refugee with whom they share a common culture?
“We’re prepared to negotiate”.