The gap the Americans bilateral channel of communication with Russia on Syria has been predetermined, say Western and Russian analysts. The Syrian opposition among moderates recognize that “cooperation is dead” after the American strike on Assad’s troops. Now, when, in recognition of the Americans, relations with Moscow are rolling downhill, we can only speculate what “plan B” in Syria will involve the Pentagon and the intelligence.
U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry told the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on termination of cooperation of two countries on Syria. Said this yesterday, the state Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau.
“Relations between the US and Russia are moving very rapidly downhill”
“We have direct communication with the Russians, the Russians informed,” she said, adding that the resolution adopted on Monday the decision was given command of the Department of state is not easy. “Our teams met at the weekend, there was a discussion which seemed very lively. This decision was not taken lightly,” said Trudeau.
“The Russians have very clearly stated that they will not stop the attacks that we saw on the weekend, and on the weekend we saw the attack on the hospital,” – said the representative of the state Department. The state Department also stated that the termination of cooperation with Russia on Syria not related to Russia’s withdrawal from the Treaty on plutonium.
“Russia will not get the desired”
We will remind, on Monday evening, the United States announced termination of participation in the bilateral channels of communication with Russia on Syria.
State Department spokesman John Kirby confirmed that the U.S. withdraw professionals who were working with Russia to implement the agreement, and leave only military channels in order to avoid conflicts in the airspace of Syria between the Russian space forces and the U.S. air force. Kirby also added that the decision was given to the US “difficult” and that it was allegedly caused by a violation of Russia’s obligations.
Press Secretary of the President of the USA Josh Ernest said that the dialogue with Russia on Syria “have exhausted all patience.” “Our President said from the beginning that Russia will not get the desired, yet not fulfill its obligations. Unfortunately, that never happened. The United States and Russia have nothing more to discuss terms of agreement on Syria. This is a tragedy for the Syrian people,” – said Ernest.
“Emotional disruption they can take any decision”
The head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov on Monday said that the agreement Russia and the U.S. on Syria are in limbo: it is not clear how Washington refers to the opposition who do not recognize the armistice agreement.
“The statements and actions of their American colleagues on Syria are indeed characterized by a well-known contradiction and we certainly would like to remove any ambiguity, especially because they directly affect our interaction with the United States to implement the Russian-American agreements,” he said.
Earlier, the foreign Ministry added that Russia is ready to restore the 48-hour humanitarian pause in Syria, but the United States this step is not supported. Thus in Department noted that the contacts of the Russian and American military Syria recently were not supported.
Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Monday, speaking about the possible cessation of the US cooperation with Moscow, said: “against the background of these are absolutely not cold-calculating, and deeply emotional shift and disruption that we are seeing, they can take any decision”.
U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry last week warned that the U.S. is on the verge of suspension of discussions with Russia on Syria, both sides have “huge swathes”.
“Cooperation died after being hit by American air force
Cooperation between Russia and the United States died when American planes struck on positions of the Syrian army in Deir ez-Zor, said Monday Firas al-Khalidi, a representative of the participating in the inter-Syrian negotiations of the group of the opposition “Moscow – Cairo. “We understand the Russians, but can’t predict what they like Americans”, he added.
“What’s the point to play a card sharper with the player who plays better than him?”
We will remind, on September 17 in the strategically important area around the blockaded city of Deir-ez-Zor aircraft of the US-led international coalition attacked positions of government troops. Immediately after the air strikes began an offensive IG*.
Al-Khalidi said that the Russians insist on the separation of the moderate opposition from terrorists. At the same time, the US wanted to extract political dividends from the situation in Syria at the end of the term of U.S. President Barack Obama.
We will remind, group “Moscow – Cairo is considered one of the forces of external opposition to Syria, some of these groups became part of the Higher Committee on negotiations, launched under the patronage of Saudi Arabia. The internal opposition in Syria represented the various opposition parties inside the country and “Hamim”.
The agreement on a cease-fire in Syria reached in Geneva Lavrov and Kerry, is under threat after a Pro-us coalition airstrikes on Syrian troops, and after the shelling of the convoy of the UN in Syria (USA wrongly blamed for the incident on Russia). In addition, the Syrian opposition did not follow the example of Damascus and tore a simultaneous withdrawal of troops in Aleppo.
Obama uses a “plan B”
Meanwhile, analysts from around the world state the failure of us-Russian diplomacy. Relations between the US and Russia “very quickly move downhill,” said CNN expert on public policy from the Woodrow Wilson Center Jill Dougherty.
“Washington is ready “to conclude a deal with the devil”
In her opinion, deep emotions now move to Moscow. “Russia is now doing everything to show that she is angry. And the US also feel that Russia is blackmailing them and deals them damage their actions in Syria are not fulfilling their part of the bargain. Relationship is probably the worst for at least the past several years,” said Daugherty.
The Wall Street Journal added that the Obama administration last week renewed an internal debate. The goal is to provide to the Syrian opposition, “authenticated U.S.,” new weapons systems, air defense systems, which will help them “confront the Syrian and the Russian artillery” (note that Russia does not use ground troops in Syria – approx. OPINION), and also to counteract the Russian space forces and air force Syrian Arab Republic.
Another option that Washington gave the green light to regional partners like Turkey and Saudi Arabia to provide insurgents with large amounts of weapons unilaterally. All of these are different variants of the so-called plan B, the secret negotiations which are now conducted by the US intelligence officials and their partners said the publication.
According to sources Wall Street Journal, the United States categorically exclude the transfer to the rebels man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), but may authorize the delivery of certain less mobile air defense systems. “Rebel groups as well as intelligence, Turkey and Saudi Arabia for a long time to approve the importation of a limited number of MANPADS, but the United States resisted the idea” – the newspaper notes.
“Russia has not achieved any purpose”
Meanwhile on Tuesday the White house has accused Russia of appropriation of the merits of the US in Syria.
What made the army of Syria with the help of Russian troops (infographic)”For the last seven months, Russia has not achieved any targets in the fight against ISIS, the achievement of which it could refer. Instead, they had to declare that they carried out a successful operation, which was conducted by the United States and our coalition partners,” said White house spokesman Josh earnest, who was quoted by RIA “Novosti”. Moscow failed to unite the international community in the fight against terrorism and is trying to help Bashar al-Assad, relying only on Iran, he added.
What the foreign Ministry said, “the Current Washington decision – a reflection of the fact that execute a key condition for the continuation of our cooperation in order to overcome the Syrian conflict, the Obama administration is unable. Or she did and there was no such intention.”
“We have a growing impression that the desire to achieve the coveted regime change in Damascus, Washington is ready “to conclude a deal with the devil” – to go into an Alliance with notorious terrorists, dreaming to reverse history and force engrafted his inhuman standards”, – underline the Russian foreign Ministry.
“Very well, that the Americans broke off the negotiations”
“Americans have exhausted all possibilities, they had, – said the newspaper LOOK President of the Institute of Middle East Yevgeny Satanovsky. – Making sure that Russian diplomats are not willing to succumb to blackmail, making them very difficult to deceive and that the Russian army would continue to destroy the terrorists, not to play games with them, played in the American diplomats remained nothing for us to talk.”
“What’s the point to play a card sharper with the player who plays better than him? If he can’t win, you have to leave the game with head held high, saying I am with you and behind the Desk to sit down do not want” – said the expert.
In his opinion, is the claim can be submitted to the Russian diplomatic corps, working for the American direction. They tried to negotiate with people who are not able to act honestly, not even able to understand that their policy is deeply dangerous to the American voter, the American system,” said Satanovsky. He recalled that the United States has already received 11 September in support of the Mujahideen against Russia in Afghanistan, then they got the Boston terrorist attack, etc.
“How many more need to kill Americans that someone drew attention to the fact that the US is not at war with terrorists and is friends with them, interacting, providing, training, as, indeed, the British and French?” – asked the source.
“Now, our diplomats received a slap in the face from the Americans, it is clear that someday it had to come to an appropriate solution,” the expert said.
“Very well, that the Americans broke off negotiations with us,” said Satanovsky, noting that the vamping didn’t make sense. “Now we can scale to destroy the terrorists and put Americans in a situation where they are forced to turn to Moscow for this or another issue, help. So was the case after Vietnam. Vietnam is the only one that understands the American political machine: total defeat, a deep humiliation, when everybody wipes on America’s feet. Thereafter, such a normal discharge”, – concluded the expert.
* 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”