Putin calls to ensure independence of defense developments from foreign componentsMilitary & Defense September 19, 15:07
Russia's advanced Sukhoi Su-35S fighter put into operationMilitary & Defense September 19, 14:42
Siberian researchers design key details for Large Hadron ColliderScience & Space September 19, 14:37
Saakashvili vows to take ‘people’s demands’ to Kiev's authorities on October 17World September 19, 13:57
Russia and Paraguay ink cooperation deal on peaceful uses of atomic energyBusiness & Economy September 19, 13:27
Western Military District refutes rumors of journalists hit at Zapad-2017 exerciseMilitary & Defense September 19, 13:05
Press review: Rosneft’s pipeline plans in Iraqi Kurdistan and defense spending cuts likelyPress Review September 19, 13:00
Russia meets all international commitments, including INF Treaty — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 19, 12:55
Monument to inventor of world-renowned Kalashnikov rifle unveiled in MoscowSociety & Culture September 19, 12:49
WASHINGTON, May 14. /ITAR-TASS/. US President Barack Obama has denounced the upcoming presidential election in Syria slated for June 3 as illegitimate, the White House stated on Tuesday after the Obama’s meeting with the Syrian opposition leader Ahmed al-Jarba.
Obama welcomed the leadership of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces and “constructive approach” to dialogue. “Obama welcomed the Coalition’s leadership and constructive approach to dialogue, and encouraged the Coalition to further its vision for an inclusive government,” the White House statement said.
Obama joined his National Security Advisor Susan Rice's meeting with al-Jarba in Washington. The US leader said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had lost his legitimacy and had no place in the country’s future.
"The delegations also discussed the risks posed by growing extremism in Syria and agreed on the need to counter terrorist groups on all sides of the conflict," the White House said.
Earlier, the US announced its decision to boost non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition by $27 million, bringing total assistance to $287 million.