Saudi Arabia supported the creation of “security zones” in Syria
The foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir said Riyadh supports the creation of “security zones” in Syria, the agreement on which was signed in Astana on may 4. About it reports Reuters.
Adel al-Jubeir added that Saudi Arabia expects further details on the Memorandum.
Earlier delegations from Russia, Iran and Turkey signed a document on the establishment of four safety zones in Syria on the line of contact between government and opposition forces. According to the document, within the zones will be prohibited weapons and will be installed in secure areas to prevent clashes.
According to the Memorandum, four vast “island” will be located from North to South is in Idlib province, to the North of the city of HOMS, Eastern ghouta and in the South of the country, near the city of Dar. In other parts of the country, where fighting with militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) of the zone will not be created.
In the meeting in Astana was attended also by representatives of the armed Syrian opposition. The delegates of the opposition suspended their participation in the conference, citing the ongoing bombing of the Syrian military, a number of areas of Syria controlled by the opposition.