Kosachev: the West was forced to give Russia carte Blanche for peace in Syria


MOSCOW, November 23. /TASS/. The head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev believes that the results held on Wednesday in the Sochi tripartite talks the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey have confirmed the dominant role of the “Troika” in the Syrian settlement.

According to the Senator, the main concern of the US and its allies is the possible strengthening of influence in the region Russia and Syria and Iran. “The strengthening of Iran in the region as a whole and its continued presence in Syria, the West and especially the United States will seek to avoid at all costs (the presence of Russia is viewed more as an inevitable, but tolerable given). Perhaps the departure of Iran from Syria would be a key condition for the care and the Westerners out,” – said Kosachev.

“Anyway, now the Americans are in no position to dictate terms – it’s obvious,” he concluded.

Earlier Wednesday, Sochi hosted a trilateral meeting of presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey, Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a communiqué following the meeting of the heads of States stressed that the establishment of zones of de-escalation and other political initiatives to resolve the Syrian crisis, “under no circumstances” should not “undermine the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic.” In addition, the leaders of the three countries agreed to continue “coordinated efforts to ensure the sustainability of the downward trend in violence.”

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