- The United States, Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia met on Friday to explore ways of political solution to the war in Syria, despite fundamental differences between Moscow and Washington over the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
And it did not show clear signs of progress toward ending the conflict continued for more than four years after US Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and then conduct a four-way talks also included the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
It led air campaign carried out by Russia three weeks ago against the opposition Islamist groups for Assad to stop the attack of the opposition factions, which cast some support from the United States and its allies, which have undermined the control of al-Assad in the densely populated west of the country.
Russia rejected Western calls demanding al-Assad to step down, saying that the Syrian people alone in his hand is the one who choose the Syrian leadership through elections. Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Assad in Moscow this week, in the clearest indication so far to support it.
Some diplomats and analysts believe that Russia may be able to exploit its influence with Assad -vdila for its military power used by Majara- to reach an agreement to end the conflict.
Kerry said in Berlin on Thursday that Assad is the main obstacle to resolving the conflict, which pay around four million refugees to flee to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
Kerry he told reporters before talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, "one thing stands in the way of moving quickly to implement this is the person named-Assad, Bashar al-Assad."
Said spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Putin told reporters in Moscow on Friday that Russia is a key al-Assad in any process taking place in Syria.
"It has not been proven that it is possible to distinguish between moderate opposition ... and between the various extremist and terrorist organizations."
Steinmeier also pointed out that the United States and Russia were still different. He said, "We all know that the first steps towards political solutions ultimately depends on whether Washington and Moscow they will find a bridges between them."
He said German Foreign Minister said his talks in Saudi Arabia and Iran earlier this month, "proved once again how deep gaps" between the two countries, which support the opposing parties in the conflict.
Shiite Iran supports Assad while Saudi Arabia supports factions seeking to overthrow him.
And it included talks on Friday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinarla Ihsanoglu.
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