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UN Peacekeepers Do Not Fall under the Memorandum on Areas of De-escalation

Syria does not support the idea of deploying UN observers to the so-called de-escalation areas. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallim reaffirmed the official position of his country’s leadership and raised voice against the introduction of the UN observer’s mechanism to the work on de-escalation zones in Syria during a press conference in Damascus.

“We do not agree with the role of UN observers or some other foreign forces to monitor the agreement. There will be no role for the UN peacekeepers in these zones,” al-Muallim said. The minister also added that it is too early to talk about the success of the implementation of the memorandum.
At the same time, the Foreign Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic stressed Syria will observe all the terms of the memorandum on the creation of areas of de-escalation. Official Damascus is confident that the implementation of the agreement will allow dividing the armed opposition into two camps: agreed and other terrorist groups like ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra. However, in case of violation of the memorandum by any formations, the Syrian Government Forces reserve the right to respond in accordance with the situation.

To be mentioned is that the agreement on the creation of areas was signed by the guarantors of the truce in Syria by Russia, Iran and Turkey in Astana on Thursday, May 4.

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