The U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley urged Russia “to recognize the horrors of the Syrian regime”. The American Embassy published on its website a statement which refers to the common accusation on the eve of the state Department to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad.
“Assad bears primary responsibility for his cruelty, but his allies in Russia and Iran has also imposed a heavy burden. Moscow and Tehran allow Assad to kidnap and torture people, kill without trial, airstrikes barrel bombs and chemical weapons. Other countries recognize the horrors of the Syrian regime. It’s time for Russia to join us,” — said in a statement, Nikki Haley.
Monday, may 15, the United States accused the Syrian authorities in the construction of the crematorium in a military prison near Damascus. According to the acting assistant Secretary of state for the Middle East Stuart Jones, the us politicians and military believes that the crematorium can be used to burn bodies of murdered prisoners secretly. Washington believes that in Sednaya military prison in recent years were hanged thousands of people.
The Russian authorities have repeatedly stressed that the issue of Assad’s future should be resolved by the citizens of Syria. In Washington insist on the withdrawal of the Syrian President from office, calling it one of the main conditions for the settlement of the situation in the country.
4 may in Astana, Kazakhstan Russia, Turkey and Iran signed a Memorandum on creation of security zones in Syria. It is assumed the formation of four zones in Idlib province, in the territories 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 regions will be denied the use of weapons. In addition, there will deliver humanitarian aid.
On may 8, Russia submitted to the UN security Council a draft resolution on the support zones of de-escalation. Three days before that, the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres endorsed the agreements adopted in Astana.