Assad said about the effectiveness of the agreement on areas of de-escalation in Syria

Badproducten Bashar Assad likened the policies of Western countries to the Nazi terror

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad believes that established in the Republic zone de-escalate give a real chance to start a political settlement of the conflict. Any attempt at escalation will be stopped by the military of Syria and Russia with the support of Iran and Hezbollah, Assad said in an interview to the Belarusian TV channel ONT.

The initiative of Russia, enshrined in the Memorandum in Astana, Assad called “right”. However, “to talk about the result, will have some time to wait,” he added. Earlier initiatives had failed, in his opinion, “due to the intervention of some countries, which contributed to the growth of military escalation”, but now “any escalation is doomed to failure.”

“Because the Syrian and the Russian armed forces with the support of Iran and Hezbollah will strike at any movement of terrorists who attempt to violate the agreement on these areas,” — said Assad.

The Syrian leader has outlined the most important objectives of the agreement: the protection of civilians and to provide an opportunity wishing to come to terms with government fighters to lay down their arms, “as it was in other areas.” “This is also an opportunity for other groups to expel from the areas of terrorists in the first place ISIS and “Nusra” (banned in Russia — approx.”.

Earlier, the defense Ministry assessed the effect of the Memorandum of de-escalation in Syria.

On may 6, the Russian foreign Ministry published the text of the Memorandum on the establishment of a de-escalation in Syria, signed in Astana on may 4. According to the document, the zones will be created 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. In these areas, is located on the line of contact of the governmental and opposition forces must cease hostilities. Along the boundaries of zones created de-escalate the security strip.