MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011 with the government forces of President Bashar Assad have been fighting multiple fronts, including against Islamic State and the Nusra Front.
“Russia, France and Germany stand for the political resolution of the Syrian situation. The United States also seems more inclined to a political solution. If these states reach an agreement, then a schedule for measures to settle [the crisis] could be elaborated,” Abbas told Rossiya-24 television.
According to the UN refugee agency, more than 4 million of people fled crisis-hit Syria to find refuge in neighboring countries. Over the latest months, hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries have poured into Europe, seeking to settle in prosperous western EU member states.