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MOSCOW, May 30 (Itar-Tass) - Moscow hopes that the United States will strictly abide by the Russian-U.S. agreements to call an international conference on Syria, Alexander Lukasehvich, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, said on Thursday.
"A combination of decisions (resolutions of the U.N. General Assembly and the United Nations Human Rights Council for Syria, the statements issued by the National Coalition of Opposition and Revolutionary Forces) as well as remarks made in the spirit of what the official spokesperson for the White House said yesterday regarding the possibility of establishing a no-fly zone over Syria, is raising doubts that some of our international and regional partners genuinely wish success to international efforts aimed at a political settlement in Syria,” the Russian diplomat said.
“This is creating unfavorable atmosphere for implementing the Russian-American initiative to convene a peaceful conference that has generated hopes for launching a political settlement in Syria,” Lukashevich said.
"We hope that our U.S. partners will strictly abide by the Russian-U.S. agreements reached on May 7 and will not allow anybody to impose a different and militant agenda for Syria,” the Russian diplomat emphasized.
“At present, it is vitally important to resist the attempts of those who are clearly set to disrupt the Russian-American initiative and are preparing the ground for a military solution,” Lukashevich went on to say.
He said that the Russian side was determined to continue working with the United States in the Syrian direction in the interests of advancing a political settlement of the crisis by the Syrian people on the basis of the Geneva Communique adopted on June 30, 2012.
"This is going to be our approach at high-level consultations with the U.S. and U.N. representatives that will take place in Geneva on June 5,” Lukashevich said.