Russia, Turkey implement Syria deal 'with all terms': Lavrov


Wednesday 6 November 2019 | 6:55 AM Damascus Time

SyriaTurkeyRussiaRecep Tayyip ErdoganVladimir PutinUS

  • Russia, Turkey implement Syria deal 'with all terms': Lavrov


    Russian-Turkish memorandum on Syria is being implemented with all its terms, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

    Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Lavrov said there is no reason to look for a "hidden agenda" in the Russian-Turkish agreements.

    "I don't see any reason to search for a hidden agenda in what we agreed with Turkey during the talks of presidents [Vladimir] Putin and [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan in Sochi on Oct. 22.

    "The approved memorandum is ultimately clear, and being implemented with all its terms," the minister said.

    Lavrov criticized the U.S. for "inconsistent actions" in Syria, saying it would be "unconstructive" and "counterproductive" to build a long-term Syrian settlement, while trying to keep "an eye on Washington".

    "I do not feel today we can negotiate with the U.S., to be honest.

    "The fact that the U.S. claims to leave [from northern Syria], and then claims to return, means that it might claim to leave again tomorrow," said Lavrov.

    On Nov. 1, Turkey and Russia military personnel started joint ground patrols in northern Syria, east of Ras al-Ayn and 30 km (18.6 mi) west of Qamishli city, and the second patrol on Nov. 5, east of Ayn al-Arab and west of Tal Abyad districts.

    Source: Anadolu Agency.

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