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State Department accused Russia and Syria of blocking the talks in Geneva

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe United States accused the Russian Federation and the Syrian government of blocking the talks in Geneva, he said. US Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East David Satterfield.

“We support the political process under the auspices of the UN, unfortunately, this political process is blocked, and the parties responsible for this are pretty obvious – the Syrian regime itself and the Russians because of the lack of pressure on the regime in Damascus,” he said, speaking on the committee on international affairs of the US House of Representatives.

Armed conflict continues in Syria since March 2011. The settlement is discussed at the venues of Astana and Geneva, and the Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue, which took place on January 30 this year in Sochi, was the first since the beginning of the conflict to try to gather a wide range of participants on one negotiating platform.