Lavrov: the mode of de-escalation is planned to extend to the whole of Syria
The head of the Russian depodesta said that Moscow and Washington have a common understanding of principles of settlement of the conflict in Syria, but agreement on them is easier than you realize.
MOSCOW, may 14. /TASS/. Operating in four districts of the Syrian regime of de-escalation in the future it is planned to extend to the rest of the country. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the program “Sunday time” on channel one. The text of the interview posted on the website of the Russian depodesta.
“Now were in the middle of our conversation, the initiative that President (USA Donald) trump spoke at an early stage of his presidency, namely the creation of security zones, or zones, de-escalate, in which there will be no fighting, except against the terrorists who are there must be expelled if they are there, and where civilians can feel safe”, — said the Russian foreign Minister, answering a question that was the main topic on 10 may meetings in Washington with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson and President of the trump.
“We are in the development of this initiative (about security zones, put forward earlier by the trump — approx. TASS) has agreed with Turkey and Iran, with the regime of President Assad and the armed opposition at a meeting in Astana a few days ago a Memorandum that such zones in four sets for the beginning parts of Syria, having in mind that then this practice will be extended to the rest of the SAR”, — he said.
The head of the Russian depodesta said that Russia and the United States have a common understanding of the principles of settlement of the conflict in Syria, however, agree on them is easier than you realize.
Lavrov noted that the situation in Syria was the main topic of the meetings in Washington may 10 Secretary of state of the United States Rex Tillerson and President Donald trump.
We are talking about to each of our countries together with other major players in the middle East, such as Turkey, Iran, Gulf countries, worked on various Syrian parties and encourage them to ensure that they are honestly concerned to implement resolution of the UN Security Council involving negotiations, the drafting of a new Constitution, prepare for elections.Sergey Lavrovgave the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
“And in this issue we Americans have a mutual understanding,” — said Lavrov.
The Minister noted that “agree in principle about these things is easier than to implement them in practice, given that on the ground in Syria, too many players first of all are the Syrians, of course, LIH and “al-Nusra Dzhebhat” (banned in the Russian terrorist gangs — ed. TASS), those who cooperate with them”.
“Therefore, special importance is all the same division that we agreed with the Obama administration, but she failed to do,” said he.