MOSCOW, February 24. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.
Kremlin: Putin discusses with Assad by telephone the issues of the Syrian settlement
About it reports a press-service of the Kremlin.
“The main attention is paid to the problems of Syria, in particular the discussion of the initiatives and proposals contained in the Joint statement Russia and the United States on the cessation of hostilities in Syria”, – stated in the message.
The two leaders noted the importance of further joint work of Russia and Iran on the Syrian settlement, including the continuation of a decisive fight against IG, “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” and other terrorist organizations included in the sanctions list of the UN Security Council.
Earlier, Putin held a telephone conversation with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).
The ceasefire in Syria
On Monday, the presidents of Russia and the USA adopted a statement on truce in Syria on February 27. According to this plan, the parties announced the possibility of ceasefire in Syria. All warring parties must respect specified in the application conditions. Russia and the USA undertake to influence similar political forces in Syria to reach a truce. The proposal for the ceasefire does not apply to groups deemed terrorist by the UN, such as prohibited in Russia, ISIL or the “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”. The attacks on him will continue.
The Syrian conflict and the main stages of its settlement