LAVROV: IDLIB TERRORISTS MUST BE TRIED OR KILLED – CANNOT BE ‘TRANSFERRED’
Jordan will re-open its border with Syria, as stabilization continues
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called for “judging or eliminating” the Idlib terrorists so that they can not spread to other countries.
Russia’s foreign minister has expressed his disagreement in transferring terrorists from the Syrian province of Idlib to other regions.
The head of the Russian diplomacy defends “to judge or to eliminate” the radicals. He also argued that “it is unacceptable” to remove extremists from Idlib “so they can move to other countries” such as Afghanistan.
In addition, Lavrov admitted that the task of separating opponents and radicals in Syria “is not easy,” and hopes that Turkey will “succeed” in that.
The Foreign Ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey agree that the agreements on the demilitarized zone in Idlib “are being fulfilled”, referring to the trilateral meeting held in New York at the UN General Assembly. In particular, he reported that heavy weapons are being withdrawn from the agreed zone.
Syria has been involved in an imperialist war of aggression against it since 2011.
Meanwhile, Jordan is poised to reopen its border with Syria once the technical details of that measure are resolved, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said. The statement was made on Thursday during a break in the activities of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).
“In principle, we want to open borders. A technical committee is meeting now to define the details that will allow us to open borders,” Safadi said.
The foreign minister stressed that Jordan did not initiate the closure of borders.
When the parties agree on the technical details, they will move on to another stage, Safadi added.
Jordan closed its border with Syria in 2015 after a series of terrorists groups, including the terrorist group ISIS, captured much of Syria, including the border region.
In July, Syrian government forces recaptured Syrian territory near the border with Jordan, including the Nassib crossing, which used to be one of the busiest checkpoints for Syrian exports to Jordan.