China expressed support for Syria
Amid threats of a new bombing of Syria and sanctions against Russia for supporting Assad, China decided to take a more definite stance and opposed the use of force in Syria and for respecting its sovereignty.
Earlier, the Chinese foreign Ministry has already said that Assad's fate can only be decided by the Syrian people.
China opposes the use of military force in Syria. This was stated by the official representative of the foreign Ministry, Hua Chunying.
"The Chinese side has always advocated against the use of military force in international relations, advocated respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other States", — quotes RIA Novosti words Chunying.
She stressed that China sees a political solution only way to resolve the Syrian crisis.Chunying also noted that currently the main task is to prevent escalation of the situation in Syria.
Earlier it was reported that the President of the United States Donald trump personally told Chinese President XI Jinping on missile strikes on Syria.
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The Chinese though are not directly involved in the Syrian war, but at the diplomatic level, most support actions of the Russian-Iranian coalition. Demonstration Chirata was largely right for China, as well as sending a Aug led by the aircraft carrier "Carl Vinson" to the shores of Korea. The Chinese at this time decided to take a more definite position, which however they have no obligation, however, demonstrates that creating an atmosphere of General approval of the attack on Assad, the United States failed. Of course, China is much more worried about the situation with North Korea, which after the attacks on Syria will only be more determined to develop its missile and nuclear programme, in order to be able in case of US aggression against the DPRK, to strike nuclear missile strike on South Korea or Japan. Of course, China has a small nuclear war in their backyard is not needed.
As well as you do not have direct conflict with the United States in the South China sea, therefore affirming its opposition or speaking in support of the enemies of Washington, China, however, will remain faithful to his extremely cautious foreign policy, which involves the gradual accumulation of its military-political and economic influence in neighbouring regions. This strategy has long been concerned about American hegemonistic that can attack on the DPRK, to draw China into a serious confrontation in order to inflict economic and political damage that would undermine its actual claims to global leadership.
Another aggravation is expected on 14-15 April, when North Korea starts preparations for another missile test. Official Pyongyang has already declared that will not abandon them, because first, it is the birthday of Kim Il-sung, and secondly, because the US actions prove that only by strengthening defenses of their country, you can feel safe. As already mentioned, on this account, North Korea does not consider international sanctions, though any significant obstacle to the creation of new ballistic missiles and the modernization of its nuclear mini-batons. And as is the current situation in the world, for this she has every reason.
At a news conference in the Turkish capital, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to suggest the end of Bashar Assad’s presidency was no longer a prerequisite for a way out of the Syrian crisis, in a U-turn from Washington’s long-held policy.
“I think the ... longer term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people,” said Tillerson at a joint conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevut Cavusoglu on Thursday, AFP reported.
Under President Barack Obama, the United States made Assad’s departure one of its key objectives. The Syrian armed opposition also insisted upon the longtime leader’s resignation as one of the conditions during the Astana peace talks.
Letting Syrians decide the fate of President Assad has been Russia's stance since the conflict began. Moscow has repeatedly rebuffed any preconditions for Assad to step down before a political settlement of the crisis.
“The UN Security Council resolution and various decisions on Syria, adopted since 2012 with our proactive involvement, contain no demand or hint that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must resign. On the contrary, they say that the people of Syria alone have a right to decide their future, and that the political process should involve all forces of Syrian society without exception, including ethnic, political forces, religious denominations and all opposition groups,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a 2016 interview.
Tillerson added that there were no major disagreements between Turkey and the US over the NATO allies campaigns against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
“There's no space between Turkey and the US and our commitment to defeat Daesh [Arabic acronym for IS], to defeat ISIS,” he said.
However, this was met with disagreement from Cavusoglu, who complained about US support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, considered a terrorist group by Ankara.
“It is not good or realistic to work with a terrorist group while fighting another terrorist group,” Cavusoglu said, adding that Turkey expected “better cooperation” with the US over this issue.
Turkey said it is interested in supporting the operation to take the IS stronghold of Raqqa, but not if the Kurdish militia is involved, AP reports.
The Turkish authorities consider the YPG, or the People’s Protection Units, to be a Syrian faction of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a banned Kurdish movement that has been fighting for autonomy in southeastern Turkey since the 1980s.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. It is being fought between the Syrian government and opposition forces which include both extremist Islamists and so-called ‘moderate’ groups. The war has put additional strain on Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis, as millions of refugees from Syria join other asylum seekers making their way across the Mediterranean.
Years of negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition, as well as representatives from Moscow, Washington, Tehran, and other powers, have failed to bring an end to the Syrian crisis. The Astana talks launched in January, which hoped to bring all the key sides to the negotiating table, have stalled since the Syrian opposition pulled out in mid-March.