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CAIRO - 16 May 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is not seeking any further escalation for the disputes in the Middle East, especially in Syria. “On the contrary, we need to enhance dialogue and discussions to maintain the country’s unity,” he added.
In a documentary directed by Oliver Stone and aired on ShowTime, Putin said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not mind working with the opposition to create a new constitution for the country, but Putin added, “We need Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordon back in Syria.”
Putin described the current political situation in Iraq and Labia as “a tragedy,” saying he does not want the same scenario to be repeated in Syria; “otherwise the whole region would be dragged into chaos,” Putin warned.
Russia has been a close military allay to Syrian President Basher Al-Assad since September 2015 when they started their first airstrikes at Assad’s request.
The Syrian political situation has been escalating since the protests that emerged with the Arab Spring revolutions, as the opposition created the “Free Syrian Army” to face Assad’s forces. The situation worsened when the Islamic State group interfered in the country.
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