Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the 71st Regular Session of the UN General Assembly in New York that it’s important crucial to avoid the collapse of the US-Russia agreements on Syria.
“The main thing now is to prevent the collapse of those arrangements, objectively and impartially investigate the undermining incidents in Deir Ezzor and Aleppo, particularly, that there’s many who want to sabotage the agreed approaches to the Syrian settlement,” he said during the general debate.
Lavrov emphasized that “it’s essential to fulfill the UN Security Council demand to dissociate the so-called moderate opposition from the terrorists. Here, special responsibility rests with the US and the members of their coalition.” “Their refusal or inability to do this in the present circumstances can’t but strengthen the suspicion that it’s being attempted to remove Jabhat al-Nusra out of harm’s way and that the plans for a regime change are still on the table.”
This September, US-led coalition warplanes hit Syrian government troops in Deir Ezzor, and a UN humanitarian convoy was destroyed in Aleppo.