Russia and the United States unsuccessfully tried to reach a temporary truce in Syria. Another attempt of foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his us counterpart John Kerry to agree the terms of a temporary “regime of silence” on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly failed. Amid diplomatic slippage that occurred after several hard afianzamiento in an Arab country, the Syrian army announced a attack on Aleppo.
“We can’t go out and tell the world that there is an agreement, when is it not,” Kerry said after talks with Lavrov. Meeting on Syria to the UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura has described as “a long, painful and disappointing.” There are reasons, if we take into account the “accidental shot” of the American coalition troops, the official Damascus and the bombing humanitarian convoy of the UN in which the United States blamed the Syrian and Russian aircraft.
After these incidents, Washington demands to stop air strikes, to protect her from danger and human rights defenders, and obviously, the opposition. Moscow speaks and his innocence and notes that the rebel forces must also cease fire.
Against the background of these differences the troops of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched an offensive on Aleppo, urging civilians to leave those areas “where the terrorists are operating”. Unknown, would enter into combat ground forces of the official Damascus. Yet observers say the unusually strong attacks on some neighborhoods in which homes began to blaze with fire.
The conflict grows not only on the ground, at a diplomatic level, but also within one of the States parties. Thursday, September 22, the US state Department has published some texts of the agreement with Russia on Syria, which targeted “for a quick resumption of the diplomatic process to the initial political transition.” Among the items, according to The Wall Street Journal, “the exchange of intelligence and the development of plans for joint combat operations” against terrorists, as well as the delineation of territories occupied “Islamic state” and the former “Front EN-Nusra” (both groups recognized as terrorist in Russia and banned).
The disclosure of the document caused a wave of indignation among the us military. “We have no intentions to sign an agreement on the exchange of intelligence with the Russians,” – said the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff US armed forces General Joseph Dunford. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Pentagon has no idea how such a document at all would work. According to his representatives, the exchange of classified data will reveal to Russia the goals that should not have to disclose.
“The Pentagon was very unhappy when coalition aircraft struck Syrian army, and then the state Department has expressed about it a regret, – like the “MK” orientalist Grigory Melamed. In the United States is an interagency and election campaign. Therefore, each side is trying to save face. Frankly, for Americans, it would be better if these few months remaining before the U.S. election, nothing happened. In addition, in American government circles was distrust of the ability of Kerry to achieve something from Lavrov. And Kerry was only thanks to the personal support of Obama.
Our little depends. Russia and America are very much exaggerating its role in this matter. Syrian society is in fact split up, and talk about the peace process not necessary. Can be some temporary truce, a small humanitarian operation, but not more.”