Saturday, September 10, 2016 US, Russia seal imminent Syria cease-fireUS Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shake hands at the conclusion of their news conference following their meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The cease-fire begins at sundown September 12, Kerry said, coinciding with the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. Washington must persuade “moderate” rebels to break ranks with the Nusra Front, al-Qaida’s Syria affiliate, and other extremist groups. Russia, in response, has chafed at America’s financial and military assistance to groups that have intermingled with the Nusra Front on the battlefield. “It is profoundly in the interests of the United States.”The military deal would go into effect after both sides abide by the truce for a week and allow unimpeded humanitarian deliveries.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald September 10, 2016 02:26 UTC