Russia, Iran, Turkey discuss creation of safe zones in Syria during Astana Talks
Sputnik – The three ceasefire guarantor states, namely Russia, Turkey and Iran, have discussed the creation of zones of de-escalation of tensions in Syria on the first day of the newest round of talks on Syrian settlement in Astana.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to a source in the Syrian opposition delegation, Russia proposed the creation of four such safe zones across Syria. However, the delegation of the armed Syrian opposition noted in its address to the ceasefire guarantor states that the possible creation of these zones might be a temporary measure and should not substitute the political process.
The issue of Syrian de-escalation zones was discussed between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump during their phone conversation on Tuesday, and was mentioned the same day in Putin’s talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Four Safe Zones
The Kazakh capital has already hosted three rounds of talks on Syria: January 23-24, February 15-16 and ...