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US Makes ‘Last Offer’ to Russia on Syrian Issue – Reports


According to the Washington Post, Russia has got the US last offer on Syrian issue. The Obama administration expects a decision from Moscow in the next several days.

US Makes ‘Last Offer’ to Russia on Syrian Issue - Reports

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Administration of US President Barack Obama has made the last offer to the Russian side to reach Syrian agreement and waits to get Moscow’s decision in the next few days, the Washington Post newspaper reported, citing sources in the US administration.

According to newspapers sources, Washington told the Russian partners that its patience in trying to reach the agreement comes to the end. The US plan involves achieving a truce in Syria, cessation of flights of the Syrian Air Force, and a joint Russian-American air campaign against terrorist targets.

The newspaper reported that the White House did not reveal what exactly the US intends to do in case of impossibility to reach the agreement.

Earlier, it was reported that after meeting at the G20 summit in China, the Presidents of Russia and the US have instructed its Foreign Ministers to hold a meeting in order to continue work on the Syrian agreement.

On Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that during a telephone conversation, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agreed to continue discussion on Syria during a personal meeting in Geneva on September 8-9. However, the US State Department did not confirm the meeting of Lavrov and Kerry in Geneva.

According to Washington Post, “in declining to confirm the Kerry-Lavrov meeting, US officials made clear that they saw no purpose in yet another negotiating session if Russia had not changed its position.”



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