Fighting against terrorists top priority in Syria: Russian FM

US Secretary of State John Kerry said al-Assad government and his supporters could not end the war without a political solution. 

IANS| Last Updated: May 18, 2016, 05:15 AM IST

Vienna: Fighting against terrorism in Syria is top priority in the Syrian issue, but not to overturn Syria`s Bashar al-Assad government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Vienna on Tuesday.

At a press conference after the Syrian talks in Vienna, Lavrov said some people should not expect the fall of al-Assad government before combating terrorist groups in the region, the fall of al-Assad government could not lead to the collapse of terrorism in Syria, Xinhua reported.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said al-Assad government and his supporters could not end the war without a political solution.