A Syrian rebel on the outskirts of Damascus
The current ceasefire agreement, which entered into force in Syria from 19:00 GMT on 12 September may be the last chance for preserving the unity of the country. This statement was made by U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry at a briefing on Monday.
“I urge all parties to support this [cease-fire] as it may be the last chance, which should save the unity of Syria,” Kerry said.
The head of state noted that the latest reports show some reduction of activity of the fighting, emphasizing that to draw any final conclusions yet. “Undoubtedly there will be reports of violations here and there, but such is the nature of the beginning of any truce”, – he added.
About the new plan for use of the parties and reduce the level of violence in Syria, it was announced on September 9 after 15 hours of negotiations, Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. In an agreed plan includes five documents, but they remained classified. During the press conference, both politicians said only the main points of this plan.
According to them, after seven days of the cease-fire, Russia and the United States will create in Syria a Joint Executive center, objectives of which will be the distinction between terrorists and the moderate opposition. Then USA and Russia will initiate a coordinated strike. In areas where moderate opposition, Assad aircraft will not work.