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Moscow Releases Full Text of US-Russia Deal on Syria


Moscow Releases Full Text of US-Russia Deal on Syria

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Moscow released the full text of the Russia-US deal on Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on September 27. Its full text is now aviable (in Russian) on the site of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“Only a few days ago – following the information ‘leaks’ in the Western media – the US State Department published on its website parts of the documents, not bothering to agree with us the date of the release,” theministry said in a statement. “On our part, we publish the texts of the relevant agreements in Russian.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry added that it had proposed to make the full package of documents public but Washington refused to do so. The move caused “some questions about whether the US is sincere or not.”

“The unwillingness to publicly confirm their commitment to separate opposition from al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, and jointly conduct strikes against terrorists and their partners in crime who did not cease hostilities called for special attention.”

Moscow urged Washington to make public the mandate of the joint center on the coordination of airstrikes against terrorists, the agreement on the monitoring of a road to Aleppo and to fulfill its promise and separate “moderate” Syrian rebels and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front or Jabhat al-Nusra).

On September 9, Russia and the United States announced a new plan on Syria and a ceasefire came into force on September 12. However, the peace attempt was declared ineffective because of numerous violations of the ceasefire. Russia and the US blamed each other for sabotaging the deal.



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