Germany says Russian withdrawal from Syria increases pressure on Assad | Reuters

BERLIN German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would be under pressure to negotiate a peaceful transition to end the Syrian civil war if Russia withdrew the bulk of its forces from Syria.

"And if the announcement of a Russian troop withdrawal materializes, this will increase the pressure on the al-Assad regime to finally and seriously negotiate a peaceful political transition in Geneva," Steinmeier said in a statement, referring to peace talks in the Swiss city.


(Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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Updated Date: Mar 15, 2016 03:00 AM

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