Assad will not stop the offensive in Damascus. Turkey, Iran and Russia say that no military solution to the conflict there

Turkey, Russia and Iran recognized the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and said that military solution to the conflict in the Arab country does not exist.

It is reported by Kazinform with the reference to the statement, which was read in the presence of three parties, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kayrat Abdrakhmanov.

Syria said in Astana that the offensive on Damascus will not stop

The document States that the delegations of the three countries support the commencement of negotiations between the government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the armed opposition in Astana on 23-24 January.

The parties believe that «a military solution to this question is no, and it can only be solved through the political process on the basis of the implementation of UN security Council resolution in its entirety». In particular, it provides specific steps and responsibilities of the parties to consolidate the ceasefire regime, the contribution to minimizing and reducing violence, building trust and providing constrained humanitarian access and protection of movement of civilians in Syria.

«It was decided to establish a tripartite mechanism to monitor the full compliance of the ceasefire, the absence of provocation and other issues. We reaffirm our certainty to continue the fight against DAISH (ISIL) and to separate them from the other part of the armed opposition» — read Abdrakhmanov.

We will note, earlier today the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said that Ankara after the liberation from the terrorists of the ISIS city of al-Bab and other areas in the North of Syria is not going to transfer them to the government of Damascus. «Turkey has from the outset declared that in the framework of the operation «shield of the Euphrates,» set a clear goal — to ensure the national security of the country. We strive to protect Turkey’s borders and prevent threats from a southern direction», — he said.

Syria said in Astana that the offensive on Damascus will not stop

The government offensive in the area near Damascus will continue, despite the promise to observe the ceasefire.

This was stated by the head of the Syrian government delegation to peace talks in Astana – the permanent representative of Syria to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari, reports «UKRINFORM» with reference to Associated Press.

According to him, the offensive by government troops and allied forces will continue, because «terrorist groups» are controlling the main source of water supply to the capital Damascus.

He stated that the group associated with «al-Qaeda» use water as a weapon.

However, the Syrian rebels deny the presence in the area of people associated with «al-Qaeda».

It is reported that they requested the inclusion of the area into a cease-fire.

As reported, on January 23 in Astana began two-day talks on peaceful settlement of the conflict in Syria. The first day of talks took place in a rather tense atmosphere, the head of the government delegation and the Syrian representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari called the rebel negotiators as «terrorists», and the representatives of the rebels likened the Syrian government army with the militants of the «Islamic state» and warned that it will resume hostilities if negotiations fail.

The talks in Astana — the attempt to restart peace dialogue in Syria after the cease-fire there since December 30. The introduction of ceasefire was agreed with Turkey and Iran. It does not apply to terrorist groups operating in Syria, led by the Islamic state.




Assad will not stop the offensive in Damascus. Turkey, Iran and Russia say that no military solution to the conflict there 24.01.2017

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