‘The key to the settlement of Syrian conflict is in Syria:’ Sargis Grigoryan

‘The key to the settlement of Syrian conflict is in Syria:’ Sargis Grigoryan

“The 7th year of the Syrian conflict will not be notable with the full settlement of the Syrian conflict,” said the expert in Iranian studies, Sargis Grigoryan, during the meeting with the journalists at the “Sputnik Armenia” press center, referring to the Syrian conflict.

Mr. Grigoryan thinks that the 7th year of the Syrian conflict will not be notable with the full settlement of the Syrian conflict because there are many institutions in Syria that are still in fights, starting from the Islamic State up to minor Islamic groups.  There are still many problems ranging from the Kurdish factor up to the Turkish military presence in Syria.  “I strongly believe that the key to the settlement of the Syrian conflict is in Syria.  Only after solving these issue in Syria, we can talk about the settlement process.  The settlement of the Syrian conflict is indefinite for me,” said Sargis Grigoryan.

Speaking about the future of the Christians and Armenians in Syria, Mr. Grigoryan said that the fate of Christians is in danger, and this is not only due to the Syrian conflict, this has been observed earlier.  In this respect, it is difficult to make predictions, and the solution to this question depends on who will come to power and how he will be disposed of the minorities.  “We have an old community and are rooted in Syria.  We have the right to live there, to have our religion and cultural monuments.  With our active role in so many years we have shown that the Armenians have contributed to the establishment of Syria,” said Sargis Grigoryan.

Roza HAKOBYAN

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