Syrian peace talks: Russia, Iran and Turkey to establish a trilatera mechanism to support Syrian ceasefire

Syrian peace talks: Russia, Iran and Turkey to establish a trilatera mechanism to support Syrian ceasefire

Astana: A trilateral mechanism has been agreed upon by Russia, Iran and Syria to support the ceasefire in Syria in the peace talks that took place in the capital of Kazakhstan the city of Astana.

A joint statement was released by the three countries that said that the Syrian opposition should also join the Geneva peace talks.

The foreign minister of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov told media on Tuesday that delegations from all participants support the negotiations between the armed rebels and Syrian. It has been concluded that a military solution to this crisis is not possible and the only route is through negotiations.

All three participants also agreed to jointly fight the extremist organisations like the Islamic State and Al-Nusra front, both of these groups were also excluded from the ceasefire negotiations.

The implementation of UN security council resolution 2254 adopted previously in December 2015 was also agreed upon.

Russia, Iran and Turkey have also expressed hope that the next round of talks will also include representatives of armed opposition groups which are beginning in Geneva on February 8.

The leader of Jaysh al-Islam, Muhammad Alloush is leading the delegation of Syrian armed opposition, he has also said that a political solution is also supported by the armed opposition. However, they have demanded that Syrian president Bashar Al Assad should resign.

He also clarified that the Syrian opposition will not have any negotiations with Iran and neither will they accept Iran’s saying in this matter, the opposition has handed over their ceasefire proposal to Russia.

The Syrian civil war has been going on for six years now and more than 300,000 people have lost their lives up till now, whereas millions of Syrians have been displaced internally and externally.

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