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'Assad peace plan detached from reality'
 

Washington, Jan 7: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s proposed peace plan is far from reality and proves again that he must resign from his post, the US has said.

On Sunday, Assad proposed a plan to resolve the country’s crisis which includes a national reconciliation conference, the formation of a new government and an amnesty.

“Bashar al-Assad’s speech on Sunday is yet another attempt by the regime to cling to power and does nothing to advance the Syrian people’s goal of a political transition,” said Victoria Nuland, spokesperson for the US Department of State.

“His initiative is detached from reality, undermines the efforts of Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi, and would only allow the regime to further perpetuate its bloody oppression of the Syrian people,” Nuland said in a statement.

She said the Syrian leader, who called for a dialogue on Sunday, has “lost all legitimacy and must step aside to enable a political solution and a democratic transition that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people”.

In a rare televised speech, which was met with cheering applause by his supporters, Assad denounced the opposition as “puppets of the West” and said Syria wanted to negotiate with the “master not the servants”.

He said the reconciliation conference would exclude “those who have betrayed Syria”.

The Syrian leader said a national charter, which will include the main provisions of the new constitution, is to be established at the conference and put to a referendum, leading to parliamentary elections and a new government. (IANS/RIA Novosti)

       
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