- uploaded: Jan 21, 2014
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Russia says the aim of the Geneva Two conference is NOT seeking regime change in Syria.
According to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the main objective of the conference is in fact to launch an inter-Syrian dialog. He added that the issue of the ouster of the Syrian government is not part of the original US-Russian initiative. Lavrov also lashed out at the UN decision to withdraw Iran's invitation to Syria talks as a mistake. He made it clear that the decision however will not affect Iran's efforts in fighting terrorism. The Russian foreign minister said the future of Syria must be determined by both the government and the opposition.