Kerry has threatened a ground operation in Syria for the ceasefire violations


If the peace plan on Syria will fail, the country may receive contingent “of additional ground forces,” said U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, in an interview with TV channel Orient TV. And this will happen if Iran and Russia will not be able to convince the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to comply with their obligations under the ceasefire.

“If the Assad regime fails to fulfil its obligations, and the Iranians and the Russians will not force him to do what they promised, the members of the international community will not just sit back like fools and watch this,” said Kerry (quoted by Reuters).

Kerry further said that with such developments there is a possibility of sending “additional ground forces” in Syria.

Friday, 12 February, the participants of the meeting of the International support group Syria (MGPS) agreed to a ceasefire in the country during the week, talks about this drills about four hours. Their results at the joint press conference summed up the U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov and special envoy of the UN on Syria Staffan de Mistura.

In his speech, the head of the state Department stressed that the agreement will apply to all parties of the Syrian conflict, except the Islamists. So, the ceasefire will not apply to banned in Russia “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and other terrorist organizations named by the UN security Council.