The ceasefire, which began Sunday, July 9 at noon, when Damascus is the result of months of backstage negotiations that began in the early Trump administration and which apparently support the Assad regime and the main rebel group in the Region, according to a high-level state department.
Tillerson welcomed the announcement as a first step in US-US cooperation. And Russia to Syria, where he said that the country had the same goals. “This is the first indication that the United States and Russia can work together in Syria,” he said, adding later, “Russia has the same interests, I think, we are making Syria stable place, a unified place.”
The United States party has refused to say who will meet the ceasefire, saying more meetings are scheduled over the next week to determine the details, but Tillerson said the three countries have an image to clarify that it will provide the forces of security. At a separate press conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Russian military police enforced the agreement, with close coordination between the United States and Jordan.
Lavrov also noted that there are three areas of degradation in three provinces of Syria – Daraa and Quneitra As-Suwayda – where a termination hearing will be held. Tillerson would describe the area in southwestern Syria and important for Jordanian security and the Syrian battlefield.
Southern Syria is divided mainly between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, supported by Russia, and a rebel coalition known as the South Front, with a small bag of ISIS-aligned fighters. The Russians use their “influence” to ensure that Assad and his allies respect the ceasefire, while they expect the United States and Jordan to hand over the rebels.
“The basis of all understanding is that each side uses its influence with the parties on the ground with which we have relations,” said the official. Even though the US Has no troops in that part of the country that are in close contact with the South Front.
“They themselves have endured a ceasefire,” said the senior official, arguing that they are “terribly tired of violence and finding an opportunity for a credible ceasefire, a cease-fire sustainable to implement “.
The hope here is to block the current battle lines between the rebels and Assad, an agreement reached last week. None of the parties are supposed to use the ceasefire to gain an advantage, focusing instead on killing the remaining jihadists. But these are the three external parties who have accepted the lines of conflict, in particular, and it remains to be seen whether all belligerents on the ground will be too much.
After the ceasefire agreement, US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Poutine had a “long discussion” in other parts of Syria, where the two sides expect to continue working on the “downfall” and to work For a political process to secure the future of the Syrian people, according to Tillerson.
“We hope to replicate it elsewhere,” he added. The State Department’s high-level added that they were realistic about their possibilities, but wanted to start with a “more manageable portion” of the country devastated by war using a “limited scope” and “ambitions rather modest” lay the foundations of The actual degradation zones in the southwest, and possibly for further cooperation elsewhere.