US and Russia Reach New Syria Ceasefire Agreement

The United States and Russia have agreed on the terms of another ceasefire in Syria and have called on all warring parties across the nation to stop fighting at sundown Sept. 12, the same day the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday begins, Secretary of State John
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Today the United States and Russia. Are announcing a plan which we hope. Will reduce violence. He's suffering. And resume movement towards a negotiated peace. And a political transition in Syria. And we believe. That the plan. As it is set forth. If implement if follow has the ability. To provide a turning point moment of change. The suffering that we have witnessed in Syria. Over the course of more than five years now. Is relieved beyond inhumane. At first we agreed on the steps through which the regime. Will come to a place where it will not fly combat missions. Anywhere where the opposition is present in an area that we have agreed on. Second. The United States and Russia have agreed on steps. Which we will take providing. There is a sustained period of reduced violence. And after that sustained period of violence we have agreed. That we will then worked together. Providing both access. And reduced violence of them provided for the period of time. We would then work together. To develop a military strikes against us. A third. In Moscow now we also see before we could move forward with the steps that we have identified. We would need seven days of adherence to the cessation of hostilities. In order to convince the people of Syria. And the opposition. That the actions of the regime and its supporters will be consistent. With the words that we put on paper and I've talked to previously about the words on paper meaning anything unless the actions. Follow them. Now of course the oppositional also be expected. To hear the cessation of hostilities. And that is why today. The United States and Russia together. Calling on all sides. To recommit to a nationwide cessation of hostilities. And to honor its previous terms. This will be effective. At sundown. On September 12. Now this might also that is the beginning of these holiday. And we could think of nothing. More appropriate. Number all the parties come together. And may need a more meaningful to people of Syria in the region in at lap I was at peace we believe. That the prospects for a different diplomatic solution will bright. If apple continues to be torn apart the prospects for Syria and for its people program. Now finally. Beginning September 12. We will then commands. Preparatory work operate joint implementation setter. And these preparations will include initial discussions. Some sharing of information. Necessary for the delineation of territories. Controlled by Basra and opposition groups in the area active hostilities. And and the more comprehensive. Process of delineation. We'll be conducted by experts. Once the joint implementation grew. This center or so called year. Once the Saturn is established. If this arrangement holds. Then we will see a significant reduction in violence across Syria. We'll see humanitarian aid deliveries go forward Angela Lowe wherever the need is the greatest. And after a period. Of reduced violence. Then we will see the United States and Russia taking coordinated steps isolated defeat the terrorist groups. That have added immeasurably. To Syria's suffering and misery.

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