Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia does not discuss the issue of the self-determination of third countries, including Syria, either through diplomatic or other channels.

 

His remarks came in response to information published by al-Hayat newspaper saying that US Secretary of State John Kerry had told several Arab countries that Russia and the United States reached an understanding on the future of Syria’s political process, including President al-Assad’s destiny.

 

“Al-Hayat published information which does not correspond to reality” Peskov said in a statement on Thursday.

 

“Russia is advantageously different from other nations because it does not discuss the issue of the self-determination of third countries either through diplomatic or other channels,” he added.

 

SANA