Zarif: it's premature to talk about Assad's fate

Zarif: it's premature to talk about Assad's fate

It does not make sense to talk about the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as long as Syrians haven’t yet decided what type of constitution they want, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with New Yorker.

The Syrians haven’t yet decided what type of constitution they will have, whether it will be a Presidential system, whether it will be a parliamentary system. 

"If you have a parliamentary system, you’re just debating an irrelevant issue, because in a parliamentary system the role of the President becomes minuscule," he said.

"So why are we trying to find an excuse to continue fighting if what we’re fighting over right now may become immaterial in a year’s time?" the Iranian Foreign Minister said.

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