The representatives of the Syrian opposition rejected the draft of the new Constitution, proposed by Russia at the talks in the Kazakh capital Astana. About it reports Bloomberg with reference to the member of the delegation of the rebels Yahya al-Aridi.
«We told them that only the Syrians have the right to write the Constitution (Syria). The experience of Paul Bremer in Iraq is quite significant — when the Constitution was written by another country, politically it will not work», — said the interlocutor of the Agency, writes NEWSru.com.
However, he declined to comment on the content of the Russian document.
Bloomberg reminds that the draft of the Syrian Constitution, which was proposed by Russia, was presented by Moscow this week for talks the head of the Syrian opposition to Mohamed Alloush.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday, January 25 that the document was developed by the Russian experts taking into account the views of all parties to the conflict — the official Syrian authorities, the opposition and other countries in the region.
The project assumes that the Syrian President will be elected for a term of seven years without the right of re-election, the country would have a bicameral Parliament, and Sharia law will be rejected as the primary source of law, reported «Interfax» citing a source familiar with the document.
In Russia argue that the purpose of the submission of the document was a desire to «accelerate the process» of adoption. While in Moscow categorically denied the intention to intervene «in the process of consideration and adoption» of the Constitution.
«We believe that this process should be led by the Syrian people,» — said after the talks the special representative of the President of Russia SAR , Alexander Lavrentiev.
The representative of the higher Committee on negotiations of the Syrian opposition Hisham Marwa, who took part in the talks in Astana, commented on the document appeared on the Internet and the media.
«Looked at the text, it is an article, not a copy of the Constitution. Can’t confirm all the points, because we have not studied all the details — it will require a lot of time,» said Hisham Marwa, RIA «Novosti».
We will remind, the conflict in Syria has been ongoing for six years. Attempts to achieve a truce still to anything did not lead.
Attempts to create a new Constitution of the SAR also have already been made. In April last year on the beginning of joint work on the creation of the document was announced by Russia and the United States. The UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said that the deadline for the formation of a new Constitution in the Syrian Arab Republic is August 2016.
In may 2016, the office of the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad refuted earlier media reports that the draft new Constitution of Syria is ready.
«No to the draft Constitution of Syria until it has been submitted. Everything that circulates in the media on this topic is untrue», — said in a statement.
It also stated that «the preparation of the new text of the Constitution is an internal affair of Syrians who needs to debate and approve in a referendum».
«No projects from abroad cannot be taken by the government of Syria», — stated in the message of the presidential office.
As reported, on January 23 in Astana began two-day talks on peaceful settlement of the conflict in Syria. The first day of talks took place in a rather tense atmosphere, the head of the government delegation and the Syrian representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari called the rebel negotiators as «terrorists», and the representatives of the rebels likened the Syrian government army with the militants of the «Islamic state» and warned that it will resume hostilities if negotiations fail.
The talks in Astana — the attempt to restart peace dialogue in Syria after the cease-fire there since December 30. The introduction of ceasefire was agreed with Turkey and Iran. It does not apply to terrorist groups operating in Syria, led by the Islamic state.
The Syrian opposition rejected the Russian version of the Constitution, pomyanuv the experience of Iraq 26.01.2017