Friday, September 9, 2016

Breaking! US/ Russia:Ceasefire Deal Made Regarding Syria

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Standing by Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after a day of marathon talks in Geneva, Kerry said he believed the plan would lead to talks to "stop the conflict".
"Today, the United States and Russia are announcing a plan which we hope will reduce violence, ease suffering and resume movement towards a negotiated peace and a political transition in Syria," Kerry said
"The United States is going the extra mile here because we believe Russia and my colleague have the capability to press the Assad regime to stop this conflict and come to the table and make peace," he said.
Kerry said that the truce would come into force on Monday, the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid and that if it lasted a week the United States would begin cooperation with Russian forces to target the Nusra Front and Islamic State groups.
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Kerry's negotiating partner, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, confirmed the agreement and said it could help expand the counterterrorism fight and aid deliveries to Syrian civilians. He said Syrian President Bashar Assad's government was prepared to comply with the arrangement.
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Opening the much-awaited press conference after some 13 hours of talks, Kerry said that the two have agreed on a comprehensive approach to Syrian reconciliation.

According to Kerry, the plan is to ensure that Syrian government forces will not carry out combat missions where the so-called moderate opposition is present.

Speaking of Al-Nusra and its efforts to blend with moderate rebels, Kerry stressed “going on Al-Nusra is not a concession to anybody” but “is profoundly in the interests of the US.”

Kerry also outlined an establishment of the Russian-US Joint Implementation Centre (JIG) that would serve the purpose of “delineation of territories controlled by Al-Nusra and opposition groups in the area of active hostilities."
Taking the floor, Russian FM conferred that Russia and US agreed to coordinate airstrikes in Syria, “provided there is a sustained period of reduced violence.”
The first step towards the implementation of this clause will be a 48-ceasfire in Syria.

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GENEVA—Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday that they reached an agreement on a cease-fire deal in Syria that would ultimately include increased military cooperation if implemented.
Mr. Kerry, speaking to reporters in Geneva after on and off talks with his Russian counterpart that began early on Friday and stretched past midnight on Saturday, said the U.S. and Russia are announcing a deal to reduce violence and eventually move toward a political transition.
He said the deal would include steps that would stop the Syrian regime from flying combat missions where opposition forces are operating. He said the U.S. and Russia are calling on the opposition and regime to recommit to the cease-fire on Sept. 12. First shorter cease-fires would take place and then after the cease-fire holds for 7 days, the U.S. and Russia would begin cooperating militarily.
Mr. Kerry said the accord would include sustained humanitarian access to all of the besieged and hard to reach areas, including Aleppo.
Mr. Lavrov said mistrust remained between the U.S. and Russia, but despite that, the two sides have developed a package of five documents that would allow for “efficient coordination in the struggle against terrorism” and expand humanitarian access, particularly in Aleppo.
The U.S. and Russia will create a joint intelligence-sharing center after the cease-fire has taken effect for seven continuous days, Mr. Lavrov said. He said they agreed on the areas where strikes against terrorist groups would take place and only the U.S. and Russian forces would strike there.
Mr. Lavrov said the Syrian government had been informed of the arrangements and is ready to enforce them.


The story is breaking and no doubt more details will be forthcoming

From Earlier:

Ceasefire Aleppo?- SAA advances in Aleppo: Eid Al Adha /September 11th

Lebanese Politician: Erdogan Stayed Overnight at Russian Airbase in Syria

Yesterday:

Turkey Moving Forward with Refugee Return & Electricity Provision to Syria: A Question That Begs Asking!

11 comments:

  1. THIS IS ALL WISHY WASHY, WHILE THE SUFFERING AND DESTRUCTION GOES ON. WHILE I BELIEVE ONLY RUSSIA DESIRES PEACE WITH AN AGENDA,THAT WOULD STILL BE, (SHOULD THERE BE PEACE), A PEACE BETWEEN THE CONTROLLING WARMONGERING OLIGARCH CAPITALIST NATIONS.
    IT IS ALL ABOUT WHO OWNS AND CONTROL MOST PORTIONS OF THE CAKE WITHOUT A REAL CHANGE DESIRED BY MOST PEACE LOVING WELL INFORMED PEOPLES ALL OVER THE WORLD. A DESIRE FOR A BETTER AND JUST QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL . OBAMA KNEW WHAT PEOPLE DESIRED MOST. HE SUCCEDED BY PROMISING, "CHANGE" THAT WAS A FALSE PROMISE.
    WE THE PEOPLE MUST STOP BEING JUST A VOTE ONCE SO MANY YEARS.
    WE MUST BE INVOLVED ON EVERY DECISION TAKEN ONLY WHEN WELL INFORMED.

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    1. "WE MUST BE INVOLVED ON EVERY DECISION TAKEN ONLY WHEN WELL INFORMED"

      I agree completely Guze!

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  2. ...to press the Assad regime to stop this conflict...

    Huh? The USA and several other Israeli occupied nations send in tens of thousands of violent thugs, give them weapons, air cover, intelligence, money and medical care and that's Assad's fault?

    This is another giveaway to the assholes tearing apart Syria as it will allow the head choppers to be regrouped, medical care provided, more arms flown in. Plus al Nusra will blend in with the others, making any air campaigns against them impossible.

    Sometimes I think that Putin is just another Zionist foot soldier.

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    1. Hi Greg:

      those lies are for whoever writes the bogus 'history' books..

      the ceasefire also gives the Syrian side the same opportunities-

      as for Putin? He doesn't seem to be and Russia is definitely reviled... too nationalistic
      And too much orthodox christianity- two things the zionists revile

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  3. Sputnik Russia and Iran prepping redeploy of bombers to iran

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    1. thanks for the heads up!
      a link would be appreciated :)
      saves me time finding it for myself and everyone else

      https://sputniknews.com/politics/20160910/1045164527/russia-iran-hamadan-base.html


      Moscow and Tehran are currently in negotiations over the redeployment of Russian bombers to the Hamadan airbase in Iran so that they could resume their counterterrorism missions in Syria,

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  4. the conflict is nothing more than a fight for the best positions to start oil and gas supplies to Europe.

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160906/1045022877/syria-war-pipelines-control.html

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  5. Just a thought:

    If the Syrian and Russian forces continue their rate of attrition against the regime-change proxies, there may be little of these foreign assets left by the time Clinton takes office early next year. Hence, the insurgents must be salvaged from their precipitous defeat – and this is what really pertains to the “ceasefire” that Kerry has appeared so keen to accomplish. As occurred in February, the empire's proxies, whoever they may be, will have an opportunity to receive some needed R&R, regroup, be resupplied, and receive additional logistical support by their US, NATO, Israeli, and KSA creators.

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    1. Yes, all that, Charles, plus a massive defeat on top of the loss at Palmyra will make recruitment that much harder

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    2. charles:

      "that Kerry has appeared so keen to accomplish"

      He really was, wasn't he?
      Of course SAA and friends were making advances in Aleppo.. but it seemed more then that- like desperation- it could be the upcoming election trying to bring a bit of 'calm'
      Or else they're going to try to take Mosul?

      and then there is that rate of attrition.. (james and charles)
      could drive up the cost of doing business
      ie: Higher pay for mercenaries

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