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BEIRUT, March 20. /TASS/. The decision to end the war in Syria "should be based on respect for Syria’s sovereignty and the will of its people," Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi told al-Suriya state television network on Sunday.
According to him, the document handed over by the Syrian government delegation to UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva contains "all basic principles the political settlement should be based on."
"We expect them (opposition members) to determine their clear stance on this document," the minister said.
Explaining Damascus’ approach to the talks that have been going on in Geneva since March 14, al-Zoubi noted, "We will not allow the collapse of the intra-Syrian dialogue." He warned the Riyadh opposition delegation against maneuvering and further attempts to disrupt the peace talks. "If this is the case, responsibility for this failure will fall on them," he said.
According to the minister, "the seriousness of the opposition’s approach to the negotiations continues to be questionable because of its dependence on Saudi Arabia, which funds it." Therefore, "a real part of the problem and a party in the war is the Saudi regime."
"Damascus insists on ending the conflict and takes practical steps in this regard," the minister said. "We continue to wage war on terrorists and, at the same time, expand the scope of local reconciliation.".