Kerry is trying to negotiate with Russia on the termination of the siege of Aleppo, media

U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry is making «outrageous and extraordinary» diplomatic efforts to broker a deal with Russia on ending the siege of the Syrian city of Aleppo. This writes the newspaper The Washington Post. In the Kremlin commented on the efforts of Kerry on this issue, writes NEWSru.com.

Assad army repulsed the rebels in two other regions in Aleppo

To intensify the debate Kerry not only makes large-scale humanitarian crisis in the region, but the prospect that President-elect Donald trump after coming to power, will cut another deal with Moscow, refusing to support the Syrian opposition and moved to the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the article says.

Four sources WT in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama described the efforts of Kerry as, at best, a big risk, but also as the only chance to convince the Russian and Syrian governments to stop the siege of the city.

«We are still actively trying to push it (the agreement). We do not refuse it. We believe that he should be given another chance,» assured one of the sources of the author Josh Rogin.

The Kerry strategy is to narrow the focus of the negotiations, referring to Aleppo, as well as to expand their format, involving representatives of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Iran. Washington still wants to separate the Syrian opposition from members of the organization «Jabhat Fatah al-sham», which insurgents will have to leave the Eastern part of Aleppo. In exchange for this commitment the Assad regime, and Russia must end the siege and allow to deliver humanitarian aid to the population, hopefully in the United States.

According to the author, John Kerry holds bilateral discussions on the issue with all stakeholders. The Secretary of state communicating with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov at least twice a week. They also met in Peru at the APEC summit. In addition, Kerry held talks on this subject with US allies in Abu Dhabi (UAE) earlier this month.

A senior official in the American administration said Regina that Russia is just buying time to either achieve their objectives through military means, or to wait until the administration trump will offer more favorable terms. According to the source, the Russian attempt to force the city to surrender.

«They take about 60 days, and they’ll get it,» — said the official.

Concerns about trump’s plan on Syria intensified after the publication of The Wall Street Journal last week reported that the son of a trump — Donald trump Jr. — met in October in Paris with representatives of the Syrian opposition, which recognize Assad and Russia. The trump recently told The New York Times that he has some very serious ideas to resolve the situation in Syria. After the election, trump has twice talked with Putin by telephone on cooperation in the middle East.

U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry is making active efforts to achieve understanding between Russia and the U.S. on Syria, but it is difficult to say whether the outgoing U.S. administration to conclude the agreement. On Friday, November 25, said the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

«Their (efforts) can be called inconceivable in the sense that never before between Secretary of state and Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia had so many phone contacts, which primarily discussed one topic — Syria» — said, commenting on the WT, Ushakov, quoted by «Interfax».

Responding to a question about whether there are still chances for reaching agreements on Syria before the departure of the current American administration, Ushakov said: «I can’t say, but if you are talking about, what are you doing (Kerry), he takes very active efforts.»

Assad army repulsed the rebels in two other regions in Aleppo

The troops of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for 27 November repelled in Aleppo, two of the rebel-controlled area. As Radio Liberty reports, observers on human rights in Syria said Assad’s forces had taken control of the outskirts of Aleppo and Jabal al Badr and Badin, which are located near Hanan, who repulsed the rebels on 26 November.

According to the groups of humanitarian assistance, with three quarters after they were captured by government forces, ran more than 4000 civilians.

As AFP reports, citing data from the observers, to the East of Aleppo, fleeing nearly 10 thousand civilians. Also on November 27, continued fighting between Assad’s forces and rebels in the strategic neighboring area of Zahur.

As you know, the Eastern part of Aleppo is under rebel control since 2012, government forces are conducting deliberate offensive with the support of Russian aviation in the last 13 days.

Assad’s army, supported the Russian air strikes on rebel-controlled areas, where locked are still hundreds of thousands of civilians.




Kerry is trying to negotiate with Russia on the termination of the siege of Aleppo, media 28.11.2016

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