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Thursday, March 22, 2018

The US used the attack on the humanitarian convoy of the United Nations in Syria to revise the agreement with Russia

Experts doubt that the meeting of Sergey Lavrov with us Secretary of state John Kerry on the sidelines of UN GA session will convince Washington to reconsider the agreement with Russia on Syria. The shooting incident, a humanitarian convoy of the UN, which the US accuses Damascus and Moscow used as a pretext for a rupture. In fact the Geneva agreement remained on paper, primarily through the efforts of the wards of the United States.

The UN has suspended the dispatch of all humanitarian convoys in Syria for security reasons after firing a joint convoy of trucks of the UN and the Syrian red Crescent in Aleppo. On Tuesday reported TASS with reference to the official representative of the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs Jens Lark.

“The Americans have violated the agreement immediately, brazenly and defiantly. This demonstration can not be accidental”

Earlier on Tuesday it became known about the statement of the state Department: the United States intends to revise the agreement with Russia on Syria because of the shelling of a humanitarian convoy. “The United States will raise the issue (more on this in the negotiations) with Russia. Given the flagrant violations of the ceasefire, we will review the prospects of cooperation with Russia”, – said the representative of the Department John Kirby.

The Kremlin believes unfounded accusations against Russia in the shelling of humanitarian convoys in Syria, said, commenting on statements by state Department, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. “At the moment, information about this test firing our military and I hope they will receive specific information, from primary sources, and will be able to speak with the appropriate statement,” – said Peskov. He said that in Moscow, noted the “extremely tense situation with the truce in Syria.”

“The impression that the situation is created artificially”

Recall, we are talking about the incident that took place on Monday. The UN sent humanitarian aid to two villages of the provinces of Aleppo and HOMS for more than 160 thousand people. Later the official representative of the UN Secretary General Farhan Haq stated that the convoy came under fire. The permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the world organization blamed the impact of the Syrian government forces.

Meanwhile, the chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff Lieutenant-General Sergey rudskoy at the briefing earlier told reporters that the US-controlled armed forces are not equipped with a checkpoint on the road “Castello”, which creates the impression that this situation American partners created artificially, to accuse Russia and Syria of disrupting the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

“The Russian and Syrian parties have fulfilled all obligations in accordance with the agreements reached in Geneva on 9 September. Completely stopped firing at the armed groups in the territories covered by the agreement. In the West of the road “Costello” equipped for the admission of civilians and transport, – stated Lieutenant General rudskoy. But the opposition of their obligations not fulfilled, moreover, continued to fire at the road.”

We should note that Russia continues to assist the Syrian civilians. So, on the eve of employees of the Russian Center for reconciliation brought another batch of humanitarian aid to a refugee camp in Jibreen area in the suburbs of Aleppo.

Belated justification

The relationship of the Syrian government forces, and even our HQs with attack a humanitarian convoy is not obvious. At the same time, Western military, as we know, clearly and unequivocally was not the case. On Saturday, the air force of the international coalition led by the United States launched four air strikes on positions of the Syrian army in the province of Deir ez-Zor. Immediately after the air strikes began an offensive IG*.

In the Kremlin airstrike of the US coalition for Syrian army was considered monstrous. Russia announced the convening of an emergency meeting of the UN security Council in connection with the attacks on the United States and coalition for Syrian troops.

Four days later, the us military began to make excuses. Army officials told CNN that there was an error. According to the military, the U.S. air force and the international coalition struck the wrong blow to the Syrian army under Deir-ez-Zor due to the fact that the Syrian military was not dressed in the form of the corresponding sample, and also did not have the usual visible armament.

On the eve of the justification came from the lips of British Prime Minister Theresa may. In the headquarters of UN in new York in conversation with journalists. “We never knowingly would cause a blow to the Syrian forces and not focused on them,” assured may.

“Pentagon shows the state Department who’s the boss”

An armistice agreement is not executed by anyone, and wards of the United States in the first place, stated in conversation with the newspaper LOOK President of the Institute of Middle East Yevgeny Satanovsky.

“More than three hundred violations of the attacks. Americans can’t or don’t want to do anything,” he added.

The expert noted that “the attack on the Syrian army inflicted by the Americans, the British and the Danes, says that either the US and its partners, the exploration is not worth anything”, or they “demonstrate their commitment to the agreement” such methods.”

Satanovsky added that the Syrian army, meanwhile, had gone from their positions in Aleppo, according to agreements between Moscow and Washington.

“The agreement is not accidentally classified it Americans promised not to inflict strikes on the Syrian army. It is a fact, – stated the interlocutor. “This agreement immediately, brazenly and defiantly violated. The demonstration cannot be casual”.

What made the army of Syria with the help of Russian troops (infographic)According to Satanovsky, it indicates some internal contradictions in American power and diplomatic establishment: the Pentagon along with intelligence services of the US Department of state shows who’s boss. “The application of such a strike without the tacit approval of the White house is impossible, – continues Satanovsky. – Well, what’s the meaning of the securities that will not be fulfilled.”

“Vengeance is a cold war

According to Satanovsky, the agreement is with the sole purpose to allow the militants to regroup and get supplies, including at Aleppo, to stop their destruction in Aleppo, to stop the offensive on the city, and especially to disrupt the offensive against al-Qaeda in Idlib province. “The development shows that the US is covering up for the terrorists, and, judging by the events in Deir ez-Zor, they cover the terrorists from the “Islamic state”, not only “al-Qaeda”, – said the interlocutor.

Such shelling of the Syrian army is not repeated, it makes sense to put type system “Buk” in the garrisons of the Syrian army in Deir ez-Zor and Aleppo have noticed Satanovsky: “It will dramatically reduce the desire to fly in the area and bomb the Syrian positions from someone else”.

According to the expert, there is a “normal situation of the cold war, which does goes contrary to the statements of diplomats.” “The Americans are doing it, not constraining yourself methods, without restricting itself, the implementation of the signed agreements”, – stated the interlocutor.

“What failed Washington and Moscow”

It is significant that after the statements of the state Department on a possible revision of the agreements with Moscow on Syria intensified Pro-Western “moderate opposition”.

The official representative of the Syrian liberal opposition movement “Tomorrow Syria,” Monzer Akbik said that the international group “Friends of Syria”, which includes Europe and the regional States, could act as a mediator to succeed in a truce in Syria after the failure of agreements reached by Russia and the United States.

“It seems appropriate now to return to the Syria support group, which also includes the countries of Europe and the region to try to achieve success that failed, Washington and Moscow, though hope is still very weak,” said Akbik.

“The renewal of the truce for me eliminated in the short term, unfortunately. Maybe in new York on the sidelines of the UN negotiations (Russia and USA), but I don’t really look forward to their results,” he said.

“Tell a lot”

Meanwhile, the talks between the Russian and American diplomats are expected to do.

On Tuesday, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov has arrived in new York, where he will participate in the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. Earlier, a source reported that there soon will be his meeting with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry.

However, as suggested by Yevgeny Satanovsky, the meeting of Lavrov with Kerry on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly will not change the situation. Lavrov is likely to tell Secretary of state “a lot of what he thinks about the US willingness to perform signed and their ability to be responsible for the moderate opposition. It is clear that they undertook, but to do what they cannot, and do not want. And then they disperse”, – concluded the expert.

“Us accuse us in entering Damascus truce

“Mutual misunderstanding, mutual distrust is very deep between us and the States lasts a long time. Disagreements are very serious, we strive for the United States, that they do not fulfill the agreement, which made Kerry and Lavrov. USA us claim that Damascus withdrew from the ceasefire,” – said the newspaper VIEW chief researcher of the Center for Arab studies Institute of Oriental studies Vladimir Isayev.

USA can not control the groups for which they took responsibility, said the expert. He recalled that the next day after the signing of the ceasefire agreement in Syria 21 the group has stated that it will not stick to it, and began attacking government troops. Isaev believes that, most likely, the U.S. can not, and do not want to affect the group, because “they consider many of these groups as fighters against the regime”.

Isaev also believes that the situation after the meeting of Lavrov and Kerry in the UN General Assembly will not change anything. “More likely to reach for something intermediate, but nevertheless, the situation will be the same. Because there is no control, plus the Turkish factor… – said the expert. – Agreement on a cease-fire was violated 300 times. It is possible to observe in this case?”

* Organization in respect of which the court accepted entered into legal force decision on liquidation or ban the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law “On countering extremist activity”


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