Published: Sun, July 09, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

US, Russia Announce Syria Cease-Fire After Trump-Putin Talk

US, Russia Announce Syria Cease-Fire After Trump-Putin Talk

Answering a reporter's question about the issue of Ukrainian crisis being discussed by Trump and Putin, Lavrov said that the two leaders have agreed to set up a communication channel to advance the Ukrainian settlement on the basis of Minsk agreements.

"We had a very lengthy conversation", Putin said after the extended session, and apologized for turning up late to his next meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The president pressed President Putin, on more than one occasion, regarding Russian involvement.

Early that day Tillerson had voiced optimism that Russian Federation and the United States could make constructive steps on the wider Syria issue. "And so, more work to be done in that regard".

The cease fire could be a way to "de-escalate" U.S. -Russia tensions and take advantage of the fact that the Islamic State is losing ground in Syria, said Dan Arbell, a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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Instead, the US has let Turkey, Iran and Russian Federation attempt to hash out peace deals in Kazakhstan.

For years, the USA and Russian Federation have been backing opposing sides in Syria's war, with Moscow supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad and Washington supporting rebels who have been fighting Assad.

"Working to compromise the integrity of our election process can not and should not be an area where "agree to disagree" is an acceptable conclusion", the Senate's top Democrat said. Putin's wingman was Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The ceasefire will go into effect on Sunday, and Tillerson said the area covered by the ceasefire affects Jordan's security and is a "very complicated part of the Syrian battlefield".

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the deal at a press conference in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday.

Tillerson, the top USA diplomat, had said before going to Hamburg that the United States was prepared to discuss joint efforts with Russian Federation to stabilize Syria, including no-fly zones, ceasefire observers and coordinated deliveries of humanitarian assistance.

"Russia also has an obligation to prevent any further use of chemical weapons of any kind" by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, he added.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday, the Syrian regime shelled two villages in the northern countryside of Daraa, one of three provinces affected by the ceasefire.

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The army said on Monday it would suspend combat operations in southern Syria, but rebels said the military had violated the ceasefire by striking areas under their control.

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