Tillerson refused to “bury” the agreement with Russia on Syria


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U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson refused to be “dead” channel of communication between the Pentagon and the Ministry of defence, established to prevent conflict in Syria, after the US-backed militants from the SDS suffered from air strike near Deir ez-Zor. The Secretary of state before the Ministerial meeting on Syria on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly disagreed with the statement that “Treaty on the prevention of conflicts is dead after hitting over the weekend,” reports the Telegraph.

On Sunday, “Kommersant” reported that on Saturday evening the chief of the General staff of Russia held a hour telephone conversation with the head of the joint chiefs of staff of the armed forces of the United States Joseph Dunford, discussed the situation in Syria and the incident near Deir ez-Zor.

Note, the Russian defense Ministry denied the attack on SDS, emphasizing that the American partners are notified in advance via an existing communication channel.