If Russia attacked ISIL directly and consistently, I would support Putin's efforts in Syria 100%.— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) 2015, 10月 23
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Putin: military power is still instrument of intl politics.But it must be last resort to be used in dire situation pic.twitter.com/xawJoIqTPr— Alexander Yakovenko (@Amb_Yakovenko) 2015, 10月 23
Russia and Jordan agreed to create a coordination center in Amman, which will be used by the two countries to share information on the counter-terrorism operations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Russia is already in touch with Iran, Iraq and Syria through a Baghdad-based center used for the same purpose.
Lavrov said Jordan would play a positive part in finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict through negotiations between Damascus and opposition forces, an outcome that Russia itself is pursuing.
“Under an agreement between His Majesty King Abdullah II and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the militaries of the two countries have agreed to coordinate their actions, including military aircraft missions over the Syrian territory,” Lavrov said. His Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh said the center would serve as an efficient communication tool for the militaries of the two nations.
Speaking in Vienna on Friday, Lavrov called on boosting the effort to defeat the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other militant groups in Syria and kick-start a political transition.
“It will require full-scale negotiations between representatives of the Syrian government and an entire spectrum of the opposition, both domestic and foreign, with an active support of foreign players. Russia is taking part in creating conditions for such a process,” Lavrov said, adding that Jordan may play a positive role in the process.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that a dozen actors ranging from international organizations to regional countries ‒ particularly Iran and Egypt ‒ should join the talks on finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
On Friday the foreign ministers of Russia, United States, Turkey and Saudi Arabia held talks on the Syrian conflict in Vienna, Austria.
“Many external actors and not only those four that gathered in Vienna are obviously involved in the Syrian crisis. For this reason, we called for our future meetings to be held in a more representative format that would include a range of regional powers,” Lavrov said after the meeting.
“We specially stressed that it should include Iran and Egypt,” he stressed.
According to Lavrov, the format of talks on Syria should not be “endlessly extended,” although it could “reasonably” involve about a dozen states and organizations, including the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The Russian foreign minister also stressed that the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and North Africa concerns not only Arab countries, Turkey and Iran, but “the whole Islamic world.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry called the meeting “constructive and productive,” adding that the ideas proposed at this meeting might positively influence the pace of changes in Syria.
Kerry did not rule out a possibility of inviting Iran to take part in the negotiations on Syria, conceding that Tehran could “eventually” be asked to join the talks, according to Bloomberg. He also said that the next talks on Syria could take place next Friday.
Sergey Lavrov’s words were then echoed by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who said later on Friday that the EU position is that “all relevant actors regionally and internationally should be involved.”
She also advocated Lavrov’s idea of inviting Iran to take part in the talks. “Our open channel with Iran is something we are using very actively, and I hope Iran can be part of this process,” Mogherini said.
During the meeting in Vienna, Lavrov also proposed the US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to join the Russian-Jordanian information-sharing mechanism in order to coordinate the military operations in the Syrian sky.
“I suggested… that our US, Saudi and Turkish partners also used this opportunity, this mechanism that would allow to resolve all the issues, which still prevent [us] from effectively neutralizing ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups,” Lavrov told journalists.
He added that the four countries could also cooperate within the initiative proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin that would envisage “mutual coordination of targets,” as well as the lists of terrorist groups.
However the Russian foreign minister said that “our partners are still avoiding it,” adding that “there are criteria [for defining terrorist organizations], there are the Security Council lists as well as national lists in the European countries, in the US and in Russian Federation.”
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Russia says it is ready to provide air support, in the form of airstrikes, to help Syrian opposition forces, like the Free Syrian Army, who are fighting Islamic State, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavorov says.
Russia’s top diplomat also added that Washington is making a big mistake by refusing to coordinate their anti-terror campaign with Moscow.