US Wants Syria Balkanized and Destroyed

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Russian and US objectives are world’s apart in Syria. Moscow hopes de-escalation zones can be an important step toward conflict resolution, wanting them instituted nationwide, a major turning point if achieved.

Neocon policymakers in Washington want endless conflict, regime change, and Syrian sovereignty destroyed, balkanizing the country part of their scheme.

US special forces and marines in northern Syria, bordering Turkey, aided by US terror-bombing, want the territory split from Damascus.

A similar scheme is intended for southern Syria, bordering Jordan and Iraq, an unnamed Syrian military source saying government forces won’t let US-led Western and rogue regional allies create a buffer zone to be used as a safe haven for terrorists they support.

Russian-language Investia cited a military source, saying government forces intend securing control over parts of the Damascus road to Baghdad – to secure arms and munitions supplied from Iraq.

Former general Mohammad Abbas said US-backed terrorists plan a southern Syria buffer zone, similar to Golan, bordering Jordan and Iraq. Government forces intend preventing it.

On the pretext of combating ISIS, Syrian intelligence warned about possible US, UK and Jordanian forces intending to invade southern Syria.

Damascus is on high alert, aided by Russian intelligence. No southern invasion so far occurred.

Separately, US-led terror-bombing continues massacring civilians in Syria. On May 15, its Foreign Ministry accused Washington and its allies of killing 26 civilians in Raqqa province’s al-Ekirshi village, many others injured, the death toll expected to rise.

A separate US-led attack in Albu Kamal massacred 31 civilian men, women and children, numerous others injured, many severely – residential areas targeted, knowing civilians would perish.

On Tuesday, US-led terror-bombing killed dozens of civilians and wounded many others in Deir Ezzor.

So-called coalition aerial operations are killing noncombatants regularly on the phony pretext of combating ISIS America and its rogue allies support.


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Israeli Minister Calls for Assassinating Assad

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Housing Minister Yoav Galant calls for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar Assad at a conference in Latrun, near Jerusalem, on May 16, 2017. (image: Miriam Tzachi/Office of Yoav Gallant)

The US/Israeli axis represents humanity’s greatest threat – serial aggressors, partners in high crimes, waging endless wars.

Today is the most perilous time in world history because of their sinister agenda – along with the threat NATO represents.

Housing and construction minister Yoav Galant formerly was an IDF general, heading its Southern Command, in charge of December 2008/January 2009 preemptive naked aggression on Gaza – later criticized by then-attorney general Yehuda Weinstein for illegally seizing public land, judged unfit to be IDF chief of staff.

Elected to the Knesset in 2015, he’s part of Netanyahu’s extremist regime. As housing and construction minister, he’s responsible for expanding illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land, ruthlessly displacing its legal occupants.

On Tuesday, he called for assassinating Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, fabricating accusations against him, saying he “does not have a place in this world.”

He lied claiming “(t)he reality of the situation in Syria is that they are executing people, using directed chemical attacks against them, and the latest extreme – burning their corpses, something we haven’t seen in 70 years.”

Shamelessly he referred to the Nazi holocaust, based on Assistant US Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones’ Big Lie – falsely accusing Assad of killing thousands of prisoners, then cremating them to hide evidence, offering no evidence of his spurious claim other than fake photos, a common US, NATO, Israeli tactic.

Separately on Army Radio, Galant despicably compared Assad to Hitler, saying “(w)hat is happening in Syria is defined as genocide…hundreds of thousands killed” – blaming him for high crimes committed by US-led aggression, Israel partnering in it, wanting a regional rival eliminated.

“In my view, we are crossing a red line,” Galant claimed, adding “the time has come to assassinate Assad. It’s as simple as that,” cutting off the “tail of the snake, (then) focus(ing) on the head…in Tehran.”

Allied with Washington’s imperial agenda, Israel wants all regional rivals eliminated. Conquering Syria, if achieved, isolates Iran. Targeting its government and Hezbollah come next, redrawing the Middle East map its objective, aiming to be its dominant, unchallenged power.

Former general Galant favors pursuing Israeli objectives militarily, featuring endless wars of aggression, mass slaughter and destruction – risking direct confrontation with Russia if pushed too far.


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Russian Senator Calls US Claim of Mass Executions in Syria a Scheme to Undermine Peace Talks

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Assistant US Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones’ claim about mass executions in Syria, then cremating bodies to hide evidence, was a bald-faced lie – likely OK’d by Rex Tillerson, his boss, a shameless act, clearly intended to undermine conflict resolution.

Russia upper house Federation Council Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Konstantin Kosachev blasted the accusation, calling it falsified, phony evidence cited, nothing credible, saying:

“(With a) new phase (of) Geneva (peace) talks (beginning on May 16, without US participation), the Americans…once again (aim to) shift attention to (Assad, aiming to) undermin(e) the peace process…”

“(T)he US should understand that it bears a hefty responsibility for the future of the peace process in Syria.”

In recent interviews, Assad explained hostile US policy toward Syria remains unchanged under Trump, escalating conflict, not constructively working to end it, supporting ISIS and other terrorist groups, not combating them.

The latest round of Geneva talks are scheduled from May 16 – 19, little more expected this time than earlier – because Washington, Israel and their rogue partners want endless war and regime change. Turkey wants northern Syria annexed.

Russia hopes its de-escalation zone plan will advance things toward peace, a noble aim, unachievable so far, perhaps many more months or years of conflict before possible.

On Tuesday, Damascus denounced false State Department claims about mass executions and cremations, part of US war on Syria, propaganda used to wage it, a  government statement saying:

American “accusations…are not true, just like previous claims of ‘chemical weapons’ and ‘barrel bombs’ repeated by the US administration.”

“The Syrian government stresses that these accusations…are a figment of the imagination of this administration and its agents.”

They aim to vilify Assad, a scheme for endless war and regime change, no prospect for resolution any time soon.


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Kim Jong-Un Fires Missile that Lands 60 Miles from Russia’s Vladivostok

Kim Jong-Un Fires Missile that Lands 60 Miles from Russia’s Vladivostok | kim-jong-un | Sleuth Journal War Propaganda World News

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After months of threatening the US with nuclear war, and just days after a new president took office in South Korea, Kim Jong-Un fired (or misfired) a ballistic missile that landed too close for comfort to Russian territory.

Here is what we know (courtesy of the Daily Mail UK)

  • Kim Jong-Un fired a ballistic missile 500 miles into the Sea of Japan on Sunday
  • Launch took place in Kusong region located northwest of the capital, Pyongyang
  • US official said it landed in water 60 miles south of Russia’s Vladivostok region
  • President Donald Trump said he ‘cannot imagine that Russia is pleased’
  • Japan’s defense minister said it could have been a new type of ballistic missile
  • The launch is the first in two weeks since the last attempt ended in a failure

South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff reports that the missile was launched at around 5.30 a.m.

The launch took place in the Kusong region located northwest of the capital, Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched an intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing.

The missile landed in waters 60 miles south of Russia’s Vladivostok region, home of the Russian Pacific Fleet (see map below).

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Via Daily Mail UK

US Pacific Command says the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Japan’s defense minister Tomomi Inada told reporters there is a possibility that it was a new type of ballistic missile, saying it flew Sunday for about 30 minutes and at an altitude exceeding 1,240 miles. She says more analysis was needed.

Japanese officials said the missile landed in the Sea of Japan but outside the country’s exclusive economic zone.

Kim Dong-yub, an expert at Kyungnam University’s Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Seoul, said he estimated a standard trajectory firing would give it a range of 3,700 miles, meaning it would be capable of reaching Hawaii.

The launch is the first in two weeks since the last attempt ended in a failure just minutes into flight.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In strongly condemned rival North Korea’s missile test-launch as a ‘clear’ violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and a ‘serious challenge’ to international peace and security.

According to senior presidential secretary Yoon Young-chan, Moon expressed ‘deep regret’ over the fact this ‘provocation’ occurred just days after a new government was sworn in in South Korea.

Yoon quoted Moon as saying South Korea is ‘leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating’.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slammed the missile launch as ‘totally unacceptable’ and a ‘grave threat’ to Tokyo.

‘We strongly protest against North Korea,’ he said.

The White House issued a statement Saturday night saying President Donald Trump has been briefed on the latest missile test.

‘With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil – in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan – the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased.

‘North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long. South Korea and Japan have been watching this situation closely with us.

‘The United States maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea.’

Russian President Vladimir Putin is currently in Beijing, China, on a two-day visit.

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UK Defense Secretary Calls Terror-Bombing Yemen Saudi Self-Defense

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Let’s see if I’ve got this straight. America has been drone-bombing Yemen since the Bush/Cheney years, largely killing defenseless civilians, yet media scoundrels ignore it.

In March 2015, Obama launched preemptive war on the country without declaring it, conspiring with Saudi Arabia, creating a humanitarian disaster, at least 80% of the population affected – hundreds of thousands at risk of starvation, dying from preventable diseases or perishing from Riyadh terror-bombing.

Media scoundrels largely abstain from covering a raging holocaust instead of condemning it. As long as they’re silent, the world’s severest humanitarian crisis goes unnoticed – except in occasional UN reports they don’t publish or comment on. Official death and injury numbers way-understate the calamity’s enormity, most Yemenis at risk.

According to London’s  Independent, neocon UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon defended the indefensible, saying Riyadh is “defending itself,” blaming Houthi fighters for Saudi high crimes committed against them and defenseless Yemeni civilians.

Fallon’s logic goes like this. Preemptive naked aggression is OK by a UK ally as long as it’s called self-defense.

He cut to the chase on why Britain supports Saudi ruthlessness – because it’s an “enormously important trading partner, a commercial partner, but also a defense partner,” he said. The bottom line is money and political expediency.

Riyadh is Britain’s largest arms and munitions buyer, amounting to billions of pounds, billions more to other despotic regimes, including Israel.

The UK is a merchant of death and destruction, doing business with brutal regimes like Riyadh, partnering in genocide like Washington.

It’s the second world’s largest arms exporter after America, selling them to 22 of the 30 countries on its human rights watch list, according to UK Trade and Investment.

“We share intelligence with Saudi Arabia about terrorism,” Fallon blustered. Both countries are two of the world’s leading exponents of state terrorism, along with supporting ISIS, al-Nusra and likeminded groups, the scourge they claim to oppose.

Saudis use earlier UK-made cluster munitions against civilians in Yemen. America, Britain, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia and their rogue allies fit the classic definition of rogue states.

Their agendas are responsible for mass slaughter and destruction on an appalling scale in multiple countries. They remain unaccountable for the highest of high crimes.


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Trump Approves Heavy Weapons for Kurds, Afghanistan Surge Likely

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Trump straightaway in office proved his noninterventionist campaign promises were baloney!

He escalated Bush/Cheney/Obama wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, threatens possible nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, dashed hopes for improved relations with Russia, and likely intends sending thousands more combat troops to Afghanistan – America’s longest war, lost years ago.

No increased US troop strength can change things. America’s presence is the root cause of raping and destroying the country, devastating long-suffering Afghans – ruled by illegitimate pro-Western puppet governance.

Trump abdicated militarism and warmaking to administration generals and Pentagon commanders. They want authority to deploy more US forces – for front line combat against Taliban fighters, without White House permission.

Claiming they’re solely to train and advise is cover for direct participation in combat – how US forces are used in Iraq and Syria with little reported about it.

Special forces deployed in war theaters directly confront elements Washington wants defeated, especially government forces in Syria, the phony pretext of combating ISIS used to justify naked aggression.

On Tuesday, Trump approved arming Syrian Kurds with heavy weapons, again on the phony pretext of combating ISIS in Raqqa, according to Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White, saying:

“(T)he president authorized the Department of Defense to equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces as necessary to ensure a clear victory over ISIL in Raqqa, Syria Washington was keenly aware of the security concerns of coalition partner Turkey.”

“We want to assure (Ankara) that the US is committed to preventing additional security risks and protecting our NATO ally.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer made similar comments, saying the Pentagon will equip Kurdish YPG fighters “as necessary to ensure a clear victory over ISIS in Raqqa.

Fact: Washington created and supports ISIS, al-Nusra and other regional terrorist groups, used as imperial foot soldiers.

Fact: Illegally deployed US forces in northern Syria are at war with Damascus for regime change, using ISIS, other terrorist groups and Kurdish fighters to serve Washington’s imperial agenda.

Until now, the Defense Department only admitted arming anti-government Syrian Arab Coalition terrorists, falsely called “moderate rebels.”

Erdogan strongly opposes aiding Kurdish fighters. Next week he’ll meet with Trump at the White House. Arming YPG forces tops his concerns.

On Tuesday, Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said “(w)e cannot accept the presence of terrorist organizations that would threaten the future of the Turkish state. We hope the US administration will put a stop to this wrong and turn back from it.”

US forces in Syria are embedded with Kurds and anti-government terrorist fighters. Claiming they’re only involved in training, advising and assisting is a ruse.

At least 1,000 US special forces and marines are directly involved in northern Syria combat, numbers likely to increase ahead.

Washington may have a southern offensive in mind to control territory close to Damascus, part of a possible balkanization scheme to destroy Syrian territorial integrity, increasing the risk of direct confrontation with Russia.

On Tuesday, Sergey Lavrov arrived in Washington for a two-day visit. He’ll meet with Rex Tillerson at the State Department, then Trump at the White House before he departs.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry confirmed it. Talks will focus on Syria, Ukraine and dismal bilateral relations, more likely to worsen ahead than improve.

Last month, Vladimir Putin said the level of trust between Moscow and Washington “degraded” since Trump took office.

Nothing in prospect suggests improvement, both countries world’s apart on key geopolitical issues.


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The Trump Deception

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(The Real Agenda News) The president continues the traditional US military agenda followed by the military industrial complex.

In the delicate balance game that governs the Syrian war, the United States has taken a step that it hopes will be crucial in the campaign against the Islamic State but that will also anger Turkey, a key partner in the fight against the terrorist group.

President Donald Trump authorized on Monday the handing over of weapons to Kurdish militias in Syria to use in Raqa, ISIS’s home in that country and from which it plans its attacks abroad, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.

Trump agreed to “equip as necessary” the Kurdish fighters, grouped under the YPG acronym for the Syrian Democratic Forces – an amalgam of militias of various denominations and ethnic groups that are the US’s largest ally in Syria – “to secure a victory” in Raqa.

“Along with the support of US forces and the coalition, they are the only force on the ground that Raqa can successfully take in the near future,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.

The decision is a another example of apparent caution in the anti-terrorist strategy that Trump has adopted over his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama, who was accused of passivity in the six-year bloody Syrian civil war.

The US has been attacking ISIS positions in the Arab country since 2014. Trump approved in April the first bombing of positions of the Syrian Army, which also fights the jihadists, in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians.

Washington has provided arms in recent years to Arab militias, but so far had resisted doing so with Kurdish fighters so as not to upset Ankara.

The US military chief believes the Kurds need heavy weapons, rocket launchers and armored vehicles to defeat the ISIS fighters entrenched in Raqa.

Turkey considers the Kurdish militias an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought an insurgency in southeastern Turkey since the 1980s and is declared a terrorist group by Turkey and the US.

The government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been pressing the White House for weeks not to make a decision in that regard. Trump has praised Erdogan’s leadership, which contrasts with criticism from the Obama Administration and the international community steeped in authoritarianism in Turkey.

Both leaders will meet next week at the White House in a meeting that will be marked by the role of Kurdish militias in Syria and by Ankara’s request for extradition of a cleric who lives in exile in the US and to whom the Turkish government attributes the failed coup against Erdogan last July.

“We are deeply aware of Turkey’s security concerns. We want to reassure the people and government of Turkey that the US is committed to preventing further security risks and protecting our ally in NATO,” White said, without going into details.

Turkey allows the international coalition aircraft attacking ISIS to use an air base along the border with Syria.

In his more than three months as a tenant of the Oval Office, Trump has yet to reveal his road map against ISIS. But it has adopted some moves to attack the jihadist group more intensely and to reinforce the military presence of the first power.

Washington has about 900 uniformed men in Syria, who have advisory functions and are not in the front line. The fight on the ground rests on local forces that the US supports from the air.

In the two and a half years of the US campaign, Kurdish militias have secured an area under their control in northern Syria.


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US/UK/Jordanian Troops Near Syria’s Border a Likely Joint Military Exercise

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On Monday, regional media reported large numbers of heavily armed US, UK and Jordanian troops, along with ISIS and al-Nusra terrorists, massed near Syria’s border, heightening fears of possible invasion.

Government forces captured Beit Naim village, southwest of eastern Ghouta near Damascus, Jaish al-Islam terrorists routed.

On Tuesday, terrorists comprising the so-called Free Syrian Army launched a counter-offensive in the southeastern Damascus countryside.

Intense clashes continue. The area’s Tishreen power plant was attacked. Leaked photos show apparent US special forces entering southern Syria, supporting terrorist fighters battling government forces, on the phony pretext of training nonexistent “moderate rebels.”

According to Jordanian media, about 7,400 US, UK, Jordanian and forces from other countries are participating in annual Eager Lion military exercises – the likely reason for reported troop concentrations near Syria’s border.

Operating this close is hugely provocative. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem warned Jordan against sending its forces cross-border.

Syrian military sources said government troops continued anti-terrorist operations southeast of Palmyra to prevent a plan by US forces, allied with ISIS and al-Nusra fighters, from accessing Deir Ezzor.

Clashes continue. De-escalation zones so far failed to deter US regime change plans, aiding terrorists combat government forces.

Syrian intelligence fears Eagle Lion exercises in Jordan may be followed by cross-border attacks or possible invasion.

Government forces launched a large-scale operation along the Damascus-Baghdad highway to prevent it, along with wanting terrorists operating in Syria near the Jordanian border eliminated.


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US Support for Terrorists in Syria Prevents Conflict Resolution

The myth of so-called “moderate rebels” in Syria persists. None exist. All anti-government militants are US-supported terrorists – largely imported from scores of countries.

Russia’s good faith efforts for conflict resolution aren’t good enough because Washington consistently undermines them – wanting endless war and regime change, not resolution, peace, stability and respect for Syrian sovereignty.

America is the persistent spanner in the works, preventing global peace, stability and security – its rage for dominance humanity’s greatest scourge.

It’s quest for transforming all sovereign independent states into US vassal ones, especially Russia and China, risks possible catastrophic nuclear war.

On Thursday, Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed on creating four de-escalation zones in Syria, these nations serving as guarantors.

Washington isn’t part of the agreement, intending no change in its aerial operations on the phony pretext of combating ISIS it created and supports.

Opposition groups represented in Astana, Kazakhstan talks aren’t on board, rejecting Iran as a guarantor country, their phony pretext on wanting conflict, not resolution.

So does Washington and its rogue allies. On Friday, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said US-led so-called coalition aerial operations will continue over de-escalation zones despite the Russian/Iranian/Turkish agreement banning them by all countries.

Davis declined to elaborate, only saying the Pentagon hasn’t altered its operations, a clear sign showing Washington intends continued war on Syria.

According to Tass, Qatar-controlled “Al-Jazeera stringers were (seen) shooting (video footage purporting to show) alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces…due to be released (on or around) May 7” – another scheme to falsely blame its government, a way to continue conflict, not resolve it.

According to Russia’s reconciliation center, ISIS, al-Nusra, and perhaps other (US-backed) terrorists “are plotting to derail the implementation of the” de-escalation agreement – Washington’s dirty hands behind the scheme, it failed to explain.

Russia’s Defense Ministry said its aerial operations will continue against UN-designated terrorist groups throughout Syria, striking them wherever they exist.

Washington considers Russia a strategic enemy. Chances for mutual cooperation in combating terrorism is pure fantasy, not reality.

America uses these groups as imperial foot soldiers, in Syria and elsewhere. Russia and other sovereign independent countries stand in the way of its quest for unchallenged global dominance.

Eventual nuclear war seems certain as long as neocons infesting Washington pursue this madness.


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Pentagon Intends Continued Aerial Operations in Syria De-Escalation Zones

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Washington wants endless war and regime change in Syria, not conflict resolution for peace and stability throughout the country.

On Thursday, Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed on creating four de-escalation zones in the Syria, these nations serving as guarantors.

Sergey Lavrov said America “proposed (the idea) at the beginning of this year, with a view to creating conditions to ensure safety of the civilian population, to stop violence in those regions where fierce fighting was underway between government and armed opposition forces.”

Not exactly following Thursday’s announcement. Washington isn’t part of the agreement. It supports halting all aerial operations in designated zones – except its own.

According to Pentagon spokesman Major JT Rankine-Galloway on Friday, “the (so-called US-led) coalition will continue to target ISIS wherever they operate to ensure they have no sanctuary,” adding:

The US continues “to effectively de-conflict coalition operations. However, we are not going to discuss the specifics of how we de-conflict operations in the highly congested and complex battle space in Syria.”

Opposition groups haven’t accepted the plan, expressing “fears and doubts.” They reject Iran as a guarantor country.

Their spokesman Abo Zayd called it “incomprehensible (for) Iran (to be involved as) a peacemaker, adding ceasefire is “unsustainable” under these conditions.

US-backed opposition terrorists are preparing a formal response to Russia’s plan – now in effect. In a show of good faith, Moscow ceased all aerial operations in de-escalation zones on May 1.

Kremlin envoy to conflict resolution talks Alexander Lavrentyev said de-escalation zones are now closed to Russian, Syrian, Turkish and US-led coalition aircraft.

“There are absolutely no arrangements for the operation of aircraft, in particular, those of the (so-called US-led) coalition, with or without notification. The subject is closed,” he stressed.

“As guarantors, we will see to it,” he added. Monitors will check for violators. The Pentagon supports cessation of Russian, Syrian and Turkish aerial operations, not its own, on the phony pretext of combating ISIS Washington supports, shows how shaky the agreement is, unlikely to succeed like earlier failed Moscow good faith efforts.

Russia, Syria and Iran can be counted on to refrain from aerial operations in agreed on de-escalation zones. Although Trump expressed support the plan with Putin by phone days earlier, Washington appears unwilling to go along.

US-supported terrorist opposition groups walked out of the Astana, Kazakhstan signing ceremony, refusing to accept Iran as a guarantor state, a phony pretext to reject the deal, likely to continue hostilities, not end them.

The State Department expressed “concerns about the Astana agreement, including the involvement of Iran as a so-called ‘guarantor.’ “

Russia, Syria and Iran alone are committed to keep working for conflict resolution. Washington and its rogue allies want endless war and regime change.


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