Wednesday, May 3, 2017

We Can't Have Peace

It must be sabotaged. Especially if the Russians are brokering it.
Syrian rebel and government delegations were discussing a Russian plan for "de-escalation zones" on Wednesday when the opposition walked out, citing the bombardment of rebel-held areas.


The two sides are in the Kazakh capital for a new round of talks sponsored by opposition supporter Turkey and Syrian government backers Russia and Iran.

"The rebel delegation is suspending the meetings because of the violent air strikes on civilians. The suspension will continue until shelling stops across all Syria," a rebel source in Astana told AFP.


Putin also discussed Syria with US President Donald Trump in a phone call on Tuesday.

Trump had previously mooted the idea of safe zones and the White House said his call with Putin included "discussion of safe, or de-escalation, achieve lasting peace for humanitarian and many other reasons."

It was the first time the two leaders spoke since Trump infuriated the Kremlin by launching a missile strike against the forces of Russia's ally Bashar al-Assad over an alleged chemical attack last month.

  Daily Mail
...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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