Edited and translated by People's Daily Online
In the beginning of February, China and Russia vetoed the UN Security Council's proposal on the Syria issue and it disrupted the United States and other western countries' strategic intention of "copying the Libya mode" for the Syria issue.
In order to cope with this change, the United States gave a series of opinions and proposals on solving the Syria issue during the period of the "Friends of Syria" meeting held not long ago. The U.S.-edition "solution on Syria issue" has become very clear and its key points include:
First, pre-setting the goal of regime change
The United States, ignoring the fundamental public will of Syria, regards itself as the master of Syria's domestic affairs, declares that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost the legality of governing Syria, and takes Bashar al-Assad's resignation as the symbol of solving the Syria issue. It has completely eliminated the possibility of solving the Syria issue in a peaceful way of dialogue.
Second, isolating and pressuring the Bashar al-Assad administration in a comprehensive way
After the UN Security Council's proposal was vetoed, the United States, European Union and some Arab countries recalled or withdrew their ambassadors from Syria successively and promoted the UN General Assembly to approve a new proposal on the Syria issue; invited Syria's opposition to the "Friends of Syria" meeting and acknowledged that the "Syrian National Council" of the opposition is the legal representative of Syrian people. It also declared a series of sanctions on Syria to isolate and pressure the Bashar al-Assad administration in all aspects of the politics, diplomacy and economy.