US and Russia Reach Terms of Syria Cease-Fire Agreement

President Obama and Russian President Putin spoke by phone as an agreement was reached for a "cessation of hostilities" beginning this Saturday.
1:44 | 02/22/16

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The President Obama did have an opportunity to telephone President Putin today. That call was placed at president Putin's requests. And it was a call to discuss the ongoing conversations. About. Arriving at an understanding a round a cessation of hostilities. In Syria. As announced in Munich. Little over a week ago and desist say this cessation of hostilities but will apply to all parties in Syria except for Beisel. Except for Al news for a and other terrorist groups that have been so designated by the UN Security Council. I in the coming days the United States and RI SSG partners. On the cease fire task force. We'll undertake a series of steps to implement the cessation of hostilities. By February 20 set. And we recognize. I drove you do as well. This is going to be difficult to implement. We know that there are a lot of obstacles and there are sure to be some setbacks after all four years we've been trying to reach. A a diplomatic resolution to the many problems that play. That nation that has broken her. But this is a moment of opportunity. And it is the result of tenacious diplomacy on the part of secretary Kerry. And we are going to continue to try to capitalize. On this moment of opportunity and we are hopeful that all the other signatories to the document. Will do the same thing. And who will proceed from there.

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