MOSCOW, May 30. /TASS/. The walkout of Jaysh al-Islam’s representative Mohammed Alloush from the High Negotiations Committee will have a positive impact on intra-Syrian talks, Russian presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, has said.
"It will have a positive influence on progress in the intra-Syrian talks," he said. "Those people were taking an absolutely unconstructive approach and apparently they had no intention of negotiating anything good for their country and their people. Those professing such extremist approaches should stay away from the negotiating process."
"In the UN Security Council we officially suggested including Ahrar al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam in the list of terrorist organizations. The Alloush brothers represent Jaysh al-Islam, which repeatedly shelled the Russian embassy in Damascus and the city’s residential areas, which killed innocent people," Bogdanov said. "Naturally, the members of such organization must be branded as outright terrorists and as people unable to conduct any constructive political negotiations."
Asked by TASS whether Russia regarded Ahrar Al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam as legitimate targets for its air and space group, Bogdanov replied: "Moscow considers as legitimate only the targets that were agreed on within the Syria Support Group and with our US partners.