Bouthaina Shaaban

Presidential Adviser: Geneva Negotiations Will Be Harder After US Attack

(Sydney, Australia – 9:57 A.M.) A prominent political adviser to the Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, Bouthaina Shaaban, told a news conference on Friday that the prospects for negotiations in Geneva have become more difficult ever since the US attacked a Syrian airbase, after false allegations that the government conducted a chemical weapon attack on civilians in Idlib.

“What kind of opposition can support strikes against their home country? That’s an important issue itself,” she said commenting on the support of the so-called High Negotiations Committee (HNC) for the US strike on Syria’s military airfield overnight.

“The US strike is a very serious move, it will significantly complicate the prospects for the Geneva talks,” Shaaban said in response to a question from a TASS correspondent.

She then highlighted the consequences of a continuation of US aggression against Syria.

“If the US aggression continues, it will complicate our stance, the more so since terrorists and their patrons do not want a settlement,” she added.

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