The head of the U.S. Department of state John Kerry, speaking in Brussels on Tuesday criticized Russia for its “deeply irresponsible and reckless” decision to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. However, he encouraged continued efforts to resolve the situation in Syria, reports Reuters, though the day before Washington announced the termination of cooperation with Moscow under soglashenia on Syria on 9 September.
According to Kerry, people who are “serious about peace” in Syria behave differently than Russia. The Secretary of state assured that, despite the gap of cooperation with Moscow on Syria, the United States will be committed to establishing peace in the country.
“I want to make it clear that we will not abandon the Syrian people, and we are not abandoning the peace [in Syria],” said Kerry, speaking in Germanskom Marshall Fund. He also promised that Washington will continue “meaningful, long-term, secured the cessation of hostilities” in Syria. This, according to Kerry, include a ban on the use of Syrian and Russian aircraft in a certain area.
On the eve of the US State Department has ceased the bilateral cooperation with Russia on the Syrian issue. Washington believes that Moscow has not complied with its obligations under the Russian-American agreement on the ceasefire in Syria.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said yesterday that the United States are unable to fulfil their key agreement, and now shift the responsibility to others. Later came an even more rigorous review of the Russian foreign Ministry. As mentioned in the statement in Moscow “there is a growing impression” that “in the quest to achieve the coveted regime change in Damascus, Washington is ready “to conclude a deal with the devil” — to go into an Alliance with notorious terrorists, dreaming to reverse history and force their inhuman enforcers of standards”, — stated in the message.