Saturday, September 19, 2015

Western Media: Moscow Negotiations between Russia and the US on Syria must begin

Western Media: Moscow Negotiations between Russia and the US on Syria must begin.

Starting a dialogue between Moscow and Washington on the Syrian settlement on the level of defense ministers was a major victory for Russia, writes the Los Angeles Times. «This confirms that Moscow has become even more important player, despite attempts US to isolate "- the newspaper notes. US Secretary of State John Kerry during his visit to London, said the imminent start of negotiations, the aim of which would be to" identify the various options available to us when we consider the next steps in Syria. 

Shortly after it became aware of a telephone conversation between the heads of the defense departments of the two countries. So far, the Obama administration has just loudly condemned Moscow for its actions against Syria, the newspaper said. According to analysts, the start of negotiations is a recognition by the White House need to revise their basic concepts on the crisis. The conflict transformed the region so that the representatives of the US administration, "there is no other choice but to try to be in front. 

This requires the maintenance of ties with Moscow ", - quotes edition of the word Julianne Smith, a former adviser to Joe Biden.Washington may be more flexible on certain issues concerning settlement in Syria, says Smith. Kerry has hinted at a new level of flexibility in the administration's position. And his "conciliatory" remarks contrasted sharply with statements made ​​two weeks ago in a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.According to the statements of various US officials, the primary goal of negotiations between Moscow and Washington is to prevent accidental conflict between the Russian and American military personnel in Syria . 

On Thursday, the Foreign Ministry said that Moscow is ready to provide information on the Washington military-technical cooperation with Damascus. It also noted that the main task of Moscow in Syria - do not support the president of the republic, Bashar Assad, and the battle with militants "Islamic state", "who represent a threat to national security has the Russian Federation." On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that without the participation of the Syrian authorities in the fight against the terrorist group "Islamic State" militants from the country is not expelled. 

On Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the US-led coalition against the "Islamic state" would bring more benefit if coordinate with the Syrian leadership. According to him, Moscow has information that the US know the specific location of positions of the terrorist group "Islamic State", but did not give the order on application

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