Putin: US is already violating Syria agreement, “regrouping” Al-Nusra

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September 17, 2016 – Fort Russ News – 

RIA Novosti – translated by J. Arnoldski

The US does not want to disclose the agreement on Syria because the international community will find out who is not really fulfilling their commitments, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated.

“We agreed that Jebat Al-Nusra and others like it should be singled out and it should be shown where they are at and where so-called healthy forces are. But what do we see now? We are now seeing not the separation of terrorists from the healthy part of the opposition, but attempts at regrouping these terrorists,” the president added.

On Friday evening, the meeting of the UN Security Council was not held. Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, reported that the meeting was cancelled “because the US is not ready to share the documents with members of the Security council or even describe them in detail.”

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Churkin expressed doubt as to whether the Security Council would adopt a resolution in support of the agreement on Syria as long as Washington refuses to disclose the details.

The American side explained its refusal to disclose the details because such could affect the safety of humanitarian aid delivery in Syria.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov repeatedly urged Washington to make public the whole package of Russian-American agreements on Syria that were reached in Geneva last week, and obtain the approval of the UN Security Council.

On Monday, September 12th, a ceasefire entered into force in accordance with the Russian-American plan on Syria. In the future, the Joint Implementation Center will begin work which includes Russian and US military officers and will coordinate strikes on the positions of terrorists in agreed-upon regions where the actions of Syrian aircraft are to be suspended. 

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