SYRIA says the UK is ‘detached from reality and delusional’ after the British Foreign Minister backed a proposal by President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents calling on him to step down.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday: ‘Statements of British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson reveal his complete separation from reality and his lack of realisation that the time of the (British colonial) mandate will not come back.’
On Wednesday, Johnson said a political transition plan presented in London by the so-called High Negotiations Committee (HNC) that requires Assad to step down could help ‘stalled peace talks to restart’. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said Johnson’s statements demonstrate the UK’s part in aggression against Syria and shows ‘he does not understand the situation in the Arab country.’
The Syrian army has put the foreign-backed terrorists under siege in Aleppo and is poised to launch its offensive to capture the whole city. Such a victory will be a devastating blow to Syria’s enemies. On Wednesday, Syrian army forces drove out militants from several villages north of Hama and killed dozens of them.
The Syrian army recently regained control of three strategic military academies in Aleppo and successfully cut supply routes used mainly by militants. The High Negotiations Committee, which is backed by Saudi Arabia and the Western powers, presented its ‘road map’ at a meeting in London attended by foreign ministers from Turkey, Jordan, Qatar and UAE.
The group’s general coordinator Riyad Hijab also said the HNC would reject any deal struck by Russia and the US on Syria’s fate that was very different from its own proposed plan. Foreign-backed militant groups abandoned the last UN-brokered talks in the Swiss city of Geneva in April after declaring a new war against the Syrian government.
The US and Russia have sought for weeks to secure a ceasefire. On Thursday, the Kremlin said the two sides have not yet finalised work on a ‘mutually acceptable document’ on resolving the crisis on Syria.