Published: 05 September, 2012, 19:03

The Syrian parliamentary opposition calls on Moscow to put pressure on the President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime in order to settle the ongoing conflict in the Arab Republic.

Russia plays a “major role” in resolving the Syrian crisis, believes the head of the parliamentary opposition delegation to Moscow, Fateh Muhammad Jamus.

“Using its influence in international organizations, Russia can counter external interference (into the conflict),” he told a news conference on Wednesday. “Your country can provide a Syrian future.”

The West uses different approaches in its attempts to influence the situation: it supplies weapons to armed groups, notes Fateh Jamus, a member of the Coalition of Forces for Peaceful Changes.

The opposition politician blamed the Syrian leadership for the situation. He insists the government should be overthrown, but in a nonviolent way.

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