Interfax: Russia adherent to joint work with U.S. in settling Syrian crisis – deputy FM

File Photo of Bashar al-Assad and Sergei Lavrov

MOSCOW. March 27 (Interfax) – Russia is ready to continue working together with the United States on the settlement of the Syrian crisis, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bodanov said.

“We are prepared to carry on the coordinated work with our American partners on the basis of the earlier agreements. The entire Geneva negotiating process was launched on the basis of a Russian-U.S. initiative, and this is a good foundation for further work – we are prepared for that,” he said in an interview with the Arab service of the television channel RT.

“Yet much depends on our American partners and their mood. This is not just about the political settlement in Syria but also about the common task of scrapping chemical weapons and the implementation of resolutions passed by the Security Council,” the diplomat continued.