Russia makes public parts of US deal on Syria

John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hold a press conference in Geneva.

John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hold a press conference in Geneva.

Russia has made public parts of a deal it struck with the United States on Syria, the country’s foreign ministry said after publishing a leaking of the papers appeared in US media.

“We are publishing the text of all Russia-US deals on Syria and are calling on Washington to do the same, including making public the mandate of the Joint Implementation Center on coordination of anti-terrorist air strikes in Syria,” the ministry said in a statement published on its website.

Moscow also urged Washington to fulfill its promise of separating the so-called moderate Syrian rebel forces from extremist groups, saying that “flirting and conniving with terrorists would never lead to anything good.”

On Sept. 10, Russia and the United States agreed on a landmark deal that saw a nationwide ceasefire in Syria. However, crossfire resumed in the first hours after the week-long truce deal expired on Sept. 19.

Translation of the Russia-US deal below:

1. For the purpose of exchanging rapid information and stop the escalation of tension between the conflicting parties, Russia and the United States agreed to create hotlines to facilitate the exchange of information.

2. In the event of a violation to the cessation of hostilities using any type of weapon from any parties, Russia and the United States will implement the provisions of the international division of the group to support Syria’s to return to a ceasefire.

3. Relevant authorities will collect information and investigate and question those suspected of involvement in the violation of the cessation of hostilities, to evaluate and determine the extent of the violations and threats resulting there from. Adhere to Russia and the United States to maximize objectivity and accuracy of the information required by such events and intentions of the conflicting parties.

4. Relevant authorities in charge jointly or independently determine the background and circumstances of violations and documenting facts, findings and take action to gather additional information.

5. Relevant authorities in charge will notify each other of the necessary actions and measures to prevent further violations and the escalation of tension and to take to support the cessation of hostilities.

6. According to the joint statement based on the goal of self-defense, the party who is being attacked has the right to use military force for self-defense, to have it be equal to the size of the attack or violation. They shall inform the authorities and the envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the causes and background resorting to the use of military force.

7. In the case of the use of Russia or the United States military force against those excluded from the cessation of hostilities in areas near or adjacent to areas of the parties involved on terrorist groups, it shall inform the other party and the Special Envoy of the United Nations on the reasons and context for the use of military force, and procedures taken to spare the parties involved in the cessation of hostilities system from any risks of military strikes.

8. In order to obtain accurate information about any violations, it will be a right for authorities to refer to the Special Envoy of the United Nations and parties involved in the cessation of hostilities directly. Should avoid what is published in the media or social media.

9. In the event of a disagreement between the parties on their participation in some of the violations, authorities (both in Moscow and Washington), a supporting group in Syria, and the UN Special Envoy will do their best to take action to continue to resolve disputes through further investigation.

10. In case authorities of an agreement or in charge of the parties to the agreement and support group Syria International deprive one of the parties involved in the cessation of hostilities, due to violations, parties should send a recommendation of the Foreign Ministers of the members of the Group of Syria’s International support to decide on further action in accordance with the joint statement.

11. Relevant authorities will periodically send a report on the cessation of hostilities status and the commitment of the participating parties.

12. An obligation to control the cessation of hostilities system must be fair and transparent, through the use of extensive media coverage.


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