MOSCOW, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Attempts to solve the Syria crisis outside the U.N. would have destructive consequences for both Syria and the existing world order, a senior Russian diplomat said Friday.
"The attempts to look for ways out of the crisis in Syria outside the U.N. Security Council would have very destructive and dangerous consequences for Syria itself, for the Middle East region and, eventually, for the current world order as a whole," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said at a conference of professional diplomats.
He said the only way out is through negotiations and compromise.
"Implementation of the Libyan model, supporting only one side in this confrontation is a way to nowhere," Ryabkov said.
The task of the international community is not to take sides in a domestic conflict or conduct operations to topple a government, but to stop violence and facilitate dialogue so as to find a compromise solution, Ryabkov said.
He also warned that "deep changes" in the Middle East and North Africa will cause repercussions in many other regions of the world for a long time.