Syria Kerry and Lavrov agree peace plan
The foreign ministers of the United States and Russia have geeingt on a ceasefire and a political solution for Syria. Kerry speaks of a possible turning point.
The US and Russia have agreed on a on a political solution to the conflict in Syria. Even a ceasefire should apply from Monday night. This was announced by Foreign Ministers of both countries, John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov, after twelve hours of negotiations known. If the ceasefire have existed, the two countries also intend to jointly fight terrorist groups in Syria.
US Secretary of State Kerry spoke of “a possible turning point”. The rebels were ready to silence the weapons, provided that the Geneva agreement was respected also by the other side.
Lavrov stated that the agreements were agreed with the Syrian government. However, the US would have associated with them rebels get them to separate from the group Dschabhat Fatah al-Sham, which was known as the Nusra Front as an offshoot of the terrorist network Al Qaeda. Earlier agreements had failed because both major powers not penetrated their allies.
Should the ceasefire hold seven days, want to jointly fight terrorist groups like Al-Nusra, Islamic State (IS), and Al-Qaeda the States. among other information For want of intelligence be shared. The Russian minister said that they had agreed on areas where both countries take action against terrorists.
The negotiations dragged on because the United States apparently reluctant to get involved in a military partnership with Russia. A US government official confirmed that Kerry consultation with Washington think where there are internal discussions. About concrete points of contention he said nothing. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the head of the secret NSA, James Clapper had but previously publicly expressed reservations about a military partnership with Russia.
The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, welcomed the agreement. The US and Russia had managed to develop a clear plan for a ceasefire. UN agencies were ready to provide immediate relief supplies for hundreds of thousands of Syrians in besieged areas, once the truce begin.
Kerry and Lavrov had continued their discussions on a way out of the Syrian civil war on Friday after talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China remained on Monday without tangible result.
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