Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Russia,Iran,Turkey: Guarantors of the Moscow Declaration

“Iran, Russia and Turkey are ready to facilitate the drafting of an agreement, which is already being negotiated, between the Syrian government and the opposition, and to become its guarantors,“ the declaration read.
Guarantor? Interesting word.

Iran, Turkey and Russia have agreed to be the Guarantors of an agreement being made between the Syrian government &opposition- I suppose we’ll know soon enough what that agreement entails

Compiled from multiple articles

The Star
 Trilateral cooperation between Russia, Iran, and Turkey is the most effective way to settle the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that Moscow, Teheran, and Ankara have drafted a document aiming to resolve the crisis.
Russia’s foreign minister held a meeting in Moscow with his counterparts, Mevlüt Çavusoglu of Turkey and Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran, in Moscow on Tuesday.

The most effective format is the one that you are witnessing today. This is not an attempt to cast a shadow on the attempts of our partners; this is just statement of a fact,” Lavrov said at a briefing after the meeting.
By comparison, Lavrov mentioned that other formats for settling the Syrian crisis, such as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), had called for a number of actions to be taken simultaneously, including ceasing hostilities, allowing passage of humanitarian aid, and initiating a political process that involves all parties to the Syrian conflict.
“Unfortunately, the group failed to play its role to force all parties to fulfill all obligations. Our colleagues tried to show the activity in May [2016]…, but then the activity disappeared,” Lavrov pointed out, while noting that “the Russia-Iran-Turkey ‘troika’ has proven with actual deeds that it is in demand.”
“Russia, Iran, and Turkey have been recently taking coordinated steps that have allowed for the safe evacuation of the majority of the civilian population from eastern Aleppo with support of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the World Health Organization,” Lavrov said.
He added that the evacuation will soon be complete – “a matter of one-two days maximum.”
Russia’s foreign minister said that Moscow, Teheran, and Ankara have come up with a document that aims to improve the situation in war-torn Syria.

These measures are intended to help bring about “the revival of the political process to end the Syrian conflict,” he said.
“The document confirms respect for the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Syria,” Lavrov said.
The ceasefire should be implemented in all parts of Syria, Lavrov’s Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavusoglu, said at the conference.
“Today we are talking about the ceasefire, and the ceasefire should be in all Syria,” he said, adding this shouldn’t apply to attacks on terrorist groups such as Islamic State or Al-Nusra Front (now rebranded as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham).
Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif said that the three countries should join forces in fighting Islamic State, Al-Nusra Front, and other groups affiliated with them.
“We should also separate these groups from other formations in Syria. This is the first, very important and necessary step in creating the conditions for a permanent ceasefire in Syria,” he said.

The United States was notably absent from the meeting, although Lavrov had a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry later Tuesday, informing him about the results of the trilateral talks.
Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed that the priority in Syria is to fight Isis and terrorism rather than remove the government of Bashar al-Assad, Mr Lavrov said, which marks a change in Turkey’s previous stance.

The troika set out the terms that should be followed for opening access to humanitarian aid and an extended ceasefire, before restarting the peace process in a document called “The Moscow Declaration”.
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  1. There is absolutely NO Way the US/Israel (head of NATO) is taking this agreement lightly- No way.

    This impending meeting and subsequent agreement is enough for me to accept that the hit on the Russia ambassador was a message to Turkey and Russia: Both

    the message was something like this... "there will repercussions"

    1. Russia Lavrov made clear in the wake of the Aleppo deal the the US was not involved, like this deal and like the push to change the Normandy format that too rejected.


    2. Yes Lavrov did make that clear (US non involvement)..calling the three amigos the most effective format in getting a ceasefire

      yah, I saw the news about Erdogan & Bana
      It's a PR dream. (hugging babies and children)

      The biggest take away for me is since they've (Bana and family) been evacuated from Aleppo as part of the deal made, we can all be certain that Bana's dad is a killer- a fact so conveniently omitted by the perception managing media.

    3. Israel to call on trump for golan
      Israel says US weapons getting into Hezbollah.
      Iran says shares base with russia in Syria
      Iran threatens port in Syria and Yemen
      Cyprus picks Eni (Egypt field) and Exxon (dumped the southern Iraq fields for Kurds concentration before the Iraq insurgency to Russia Lukoil) , Total (iran deal) for offshore
      Lebanon receives more Us weapons
      Internal tensions inside Israel over the hard right
      Mossad head warns of civil war inside israel recently
      Saudi moving back to Lebanon with Hariri

      Israel going to realize its repeat foreshadowing of the next war?

      Sinai escalation/assasintations
      more Jordan attacks in shadow of Syria developments
      lebanon gov to push offshore auctions as Cyprus moves to reconcile

      Where does it leave Israel in med basin? Time to kick the table over?


    4. Looks like your Syrian girl hoax just made headlines even at BBC w/video.

      Bana Alabed, Aleppo's tweeting girl, meets Turkey's President Erdogan

      Looks like Erdogan was put under the point of a gun to do this stunt...eh?

    5. “Israeli Arms Sales, Big Oil and the Mossad: Why Is Azerbaijan Hosting a Hanukkah Party at Trump Hotel?” posted on Haaretz.com on Wednesday cited several factors, including a Wikileaks revelation that the two countries’ relations stem from similar “geopolitical difficulties.”

  2. "...Al-Nusra Front (now rebranded as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham)"...

    "Sham" as in....

    "falsely present something as the truth:
    "was he ill or was he shamming?"

    1. a bit of history :)
      I recently purchased
      Hilaire Belloc's The Battle Ground
      Syria and Palestine
      The Seed Plot of Religion
      in it I found out ( I've read but a little to date) that Syria, ie Greater Syria (disputed by UknowWho) was once called Al-Sham (the Arabic translation )

      First paragraph here gives further info :)

      I made the same comment on twitter few months back when I first heard it used..little did I know, how little I indeed did NOT know ;^)

  3. I agree, Pen. The zionists are loosing their shit over this and the assassinations are evidence of that. And if that is all they've got, then these assassinations and bombings are also evidence that these loonies are powerless to do much about it.

    1. and for what it's worth.. they become more dangerous every day just because of that very fact.

      Concerned about these new, and one older but not used yet, laws concerning the internet in US. The fake news meme and all this 'hacking' being done ( or not done )

      I smell totalitarian in the air. :((

    2. "and for what it's worth.. they become more dangerous every day just because of that very fact."

      I agree Karin - dangerous like rabid dogs. But I think (I hope) that the ground underneath them has turned to quicksand now and their very thrashing around (while still very dangerous) will bury them.

  4. haven't time to talk, but hello to everyone
    I'm trying a new recipe- rhubarb cake for christmas dinner
    I've lots of frozen rhubarb and found an easy recipe
    trial run tonight- hubby and I will force ourselves to taste test the results- lol ;)