The newspaper told about the secret negotiations between Russia and USA on Syria

The newspaper told about the secret negotiations between Russia and USA on Syria

Representatives of the administration of U.S. President Donald trump conduct secret negotiations with Russia concerning the establishment of zones of de-escalation in the South-Western part of Syria. With this statement made by the newspaper the Wall Street Journal.

According to the newspaper, the two sides held at least two “secret meetings”, the last of which took place in Jordan about two weeks ago. It, as noted, was attended by representatives of the Jordanian authorities.

Also, the newspaper indicates.

the next meeting was to be held in Amman this week, but it had to be postponed indefinitely due to the inability to agree on the time.

It is noted that the holding of the next round of negotiations is under threat because of the growing tension between Washington and Damascus. It also indicates that the White house would like to find a way to negotiate with Moscow and destroy the banned terrorist organization “Islamic state”.

If the negotiations about the installation of de-escalation areas in the South-West of Syria will be successful, the parties may begin negotiations on the introduction of similar zones in other parts of the country, according to sources of the newspaper.

4 may in Astana the countries-guarantors of a ceasefire in Syria signed a Memorandum on the establishment of a de-escalation in that state. From the Russian side the text was signed by the special representative of the President on the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentiev, Turkish — Deputy foreign Minister Sedat Onal, from Iran — Tehran his colleague Hossein Ansari.

3 may in Sochi, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the creation of four zones to reduce tensions: in Idlib province, to the North of the city of HOMS, Eastern ghouta and in the South of the country.

January 26 US President Donald trump said that he intends to create in Syria a security zone to protect people who are fleeing from violence. According to his plan, they must be located both in Syria itself and in nearby States. Then in the Russian state Duma, the idea was considered useless, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called it unrealistic.