The US President-elect Donald Trump’s administration received an invitation for the talks on Syria in Astana as early as on December 28-29, 2016, The Washington Post reported on January 13. Supposedly it was the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, who held telephone talks that day with President-elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser. On this day, we had telephone conversations with S. Kislyak possible advisor Trump National Security Michael Flynn. According to AP, a senior U.S. official denied this fact.
Ibrahim Kalin, for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Friday that the United States will attend the talks, Turkish media reported. The words of the spokesman were confirmed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. Minister said on January 12, Russia has agreed to create a possibility of the U.S. participating in the negotiations on the political future of Syria.
It is noted at the same time that the exact solution of the U.S. participation in the talks hasn’t been accepted yet by both Turkey and Russia. At the same time, D. Trump’s team did not confirm at the moment the information on their involvement in the negotiation process, as well as the current State Department.
Apparently, the date of the beginning of the discussion in Astana was not chosen quite by chance. The administration of the newly elected president will have possessed full-fledged rights by January 23. Thus, the United States actually will be able to show their attitude on the Syrian issue.
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