October 9, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a telephone conversation on Monday about the de-escalation zones in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry revealed.
Both diplomats hoped for cooperation between Moscow and Washington to ensure the de-escalation zones are maintained.
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“The interlocutors exchanged views on the situation in Syria, including prospects for cooperation of Russia and the US to ensure the functioning of the de-escalation zones established there, and to advance the process of political settlement of the conflict,” the ministry said.
“The Russian side also pointed to a need for an uncompromising fight against the terrorist groups entrenched on the Syrian soil with an unfailing respect for the principle of the country’s territorial integrity,” the ministry continued.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.