Lavrov: Russia calls to set up anti-drug unit in OSCERussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 17:18
Top diplomat calls on NATO countries to stop military build-up near Russia’s bordersRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 17:17
Putin says state must react to violations of convicts’ rightsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:59
Russian diplomat: Relations between Moscow, Jerusalem at highest point everRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:46
Russia’s Kamaz-Master team may suspend participation in Dakar RalliesSport December 08, 16:17
Novak says US will not participate in OPEC's meeting with independent oil exportersBusiness & Economy December 08, 16:17
Diplomat says West beginning to see no global war on terrorism could be won without RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:12
Russian foreign minister calls for honest look at Europe’s migration crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:02
Putin awards Order of Courage to military doctors killed or injured in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 15:42
BAKU, June 7 (Itar-Tass) — Bashar al-Assad cannot stay on as president of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said upon completion of the brief visit to Azerbaijan on Wednesday, June 6.
Speaking at a press conference, Clinton said it is time to rivet more attention to this problem in order to hand over power in Syria to a democratic government.
The U.S. Secretary of State urged Russia and China to facilitate the termination of the bloodshed in Syria and help the international community hand over power in Syria by peaceful means.
Clinton stressed that sanctions against Syria would be continued. She said the Friends of Syria Group gathered in Washington to discuss ways to extend sanctions and other measures taken to put pressure on the al-Assad regime.
The U.S. Secretary of State noted that she would discuss this issue with U.N./LAS Special Representative Kofi Annan on Friday, June 8.
This issue will be discussed during the visit in Istanbul where Clinton will leave from Baku.