The foreign Ministers of the countries «Big seven» did not support the British proposal on the extension of sanctions against Russia and Syria. This was announced by the foreign Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault.
The foreign Ministers believe that Moscow can play a constructive role in ending the protracted conflict that is destabilizing the situation in the middle East and became the cause of a multimillion-dollar wave of refugees, writes the Guardian. According to this publication, the participants of the meeting, held in Lucca, did not want to «drive Russia into a corner.»
According to the BBC, in the end, it was decided to postpone the discussion on the introduction of new sanctions against Russia and Syria, pending an investigation of a chemical attack in Idlib.
The meeting, which began on the morning of April 11, besides the heads of the interior Ministry of the G7 countries are the representatives of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan and Qatar.
French channel France 24 reported that all participants in Italy held in the meeting believe that the conflict cannot be solved until then, until the authorities in Syria is the current President Bashar al-Assad.