The United States expresses gratitude to Turkey and Russia for the efforts to reach an agreement on the settlement of the conflict in Syria reached at the meeting in Astana. This is stated in a statement released by the state Department comments of the representative offices of Heather Nauert.
In Washington calling for the Syrian opposition to participate actively in the discussions, despite the difficult conditions on the ground. It must fulfill its obligations and to distance themselves from the terrorists, he added Naert. Also, according to the representative of the state Department, the U.S. hopes that Russia will ensure the fulfillment of agreements by Damascus.
At the same time, the United States expressed concern about the participation of Iran in Astana agreements as, in their opinion, his actions “contributed to the violence” and “unconditional support for Iran’s” regime of President Bashar al-Assad “only prolonged the suffering of ordinary Syrians”.
Naert cautiously welcomed the agreement in Astana. According to her, the United States supports all efforts that can contribute to a genuine de-escalation of violence in Syria, to provide unhindered humanitarian access, focus on defeating the terrorists and to create conditions for a credible political solution to the conflict.
General Washington is counting on the success of the Astana agreement, although remains concerned that a number of issues. “We look forward to continuing our dialogue with the Russian Federation’s efforts to responsibly end the Syrian conflict. We continue to strongly support the Geneva process under the leadership of the UN and Staffan de Mistura,” added Naert.
Thursday, may 4, three countries-the guarantor — Russia, Turkey and Iran signed a Memorandum on creation of four security zones in Syria.
Based on the text of the document, the security zone will be established in the following regions: in the province of Idlib, in areas of Latakia, Aleppo and Hama; in the North of HOMS province; in Eastern ghouta, on the South of Syria — the provinces of Deraa and Quneitra. There will be prohibited the use of weapons. It will also deliver humanitarian aid.