dglobalnews.com Russian Federation says no final deal on Syria safe zones
Published: Sat, July 08, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Russian Federation says no final deal on Syria safe zones

Russian Federation says no final deal on Syria safe zones

Tillerson issued the statement on Thursday before heading to the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, to join President Donald Trump, where the US leader will also have his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Jordan and Israel are also part of the deal, the Associated Press reports, quoting an unnamed us official.

Russia, Turkey and Iran have signed a deal - endorsed by the UN Security Council - to establish so-called "de-escalation zones" in several parts of Syria. The two US allies both share a border with the southern part of Syria and have been concerned about violence from Syria's civil war spilling over the border.

The Syrian conflict has expanded into a war that involves regional and world powers - including the U.S., Russia, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar - whose interests sometimes overlap, but at other times lead to multiple confrontations and uncomfortable alliances.

The lineup means that the USA side will be outgunned in terms of diplomatic experience, since Putin has been operating at top global tables since first becoming president in 2000, and Lavrov is considered by his peers to be one of the wiliest diplomats in the world.

The three countries said in a statement released after the talks that they respect the sovereignty and territory integrity of Syria, and believe that the Syrian conflicts could only be resolved by political means.

Before the Trump-Putin meeting, Tillerson signalled that Syria's civil war would be high on the agenda.

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Russian Federation and the U.S. have a common interest in the stabilization of Syria and a debate on the future leadership of the country.

The three main countries behind the talks have already agreed to hold the next round of discussions in Astana in the final week of August.

His statement came as US-backed forces pressed their assault on the Islamic State group's hub, the city of Raqqa, where up to 100,000 people are trapped in desperate conditions, according to the United Nations. He also, however, added that the U.S. still insists upon Syrian President Assad and his entire family being removed from any positions of power in Syria.

As the fight against Daesh winds down, Tillerson said Russian Federation has a "special responsibility" to ensure Syria's stability. "Russia is neither capable nor willing to give us what we want in Syria", Lister said. "We see no place for the Assad family in the political future of Syria", added Tillerson.

French intelligence agencies have accused Assad's regime of carrying out a chemical weapons attack in April, something that both Syrian and Russian officials have dismissed.

The U.S. and Russian Federation have been backing opposing sides in Syria's war.

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