Putin: Washington does not know the line between "moderate opposition" and extremist in Syria

Friday, 2 September, 2016 - 17:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Friday that the United States agree that the terrorist organizations absorb part of the "opposition", but they do not know how  can separate between the normal and radical opposition.

Putin said to "Bloomberg" agency that "the talks taking place difficulty, and one of the main difficulties is that we insist that the so-called proper part of the opposition must be separated from the radical groups and terrorist organizations such as "Jabhat Alnussra", and our American partners did not mind it."

Putin stressed that changing the name of "Jabhat Alnussra" and other terrorist groups does not change anything, saying "they're starting to absorb the so-called proper part of the opposition, and this don't mean any good thing. In addition, this is no longer a component of the internal confrontation.

These are militants from abroad, have access to weapons and equipment from abroad as well, and in the essence of the matter our American partners, in agreement with this vision, but they do not know how to achieve it, "in reference to the separation between the terrorists and the" opposition "