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“Nothing More to Talk About” — US Officially Ends Communications With Russia Over Syria


The United States confirmed on Monday that it was officially ending discussions with Russia on plans to achieve a peaceful solution to Syrian proxy war which has lasted almost 6 years. US officials had threatened for almost a week to end negotiations with Russia on the Syrian peace process.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday that there is “nothing more for the US and Russia to talk about” in Syria.

The most recent ceasefire agreement negotiated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry was scheduled to begin September 12 and has now officially collapsed after repeated incidents. On September 17, the United States coalition bombed Syrian troops fighting the Islamic State near the city of Deir Ezzor, killing more than 80 troops and wounding over 100. That incident, which the US called an “accident” has led to public accusations that the US is intentionally helping the Islamic State.

“If previously we had suspicions that Al-Nusra Front is protected this way, now, after today’s airstrikes on the Syrian army we come to a really terrifying conclusion for the entire world: The White House is defending IS [Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL],” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Rossiya 24.

The US and Russian military will continue to “deconflict” as it relates to their aircraft flying over Syria however, the US is withdrawing personnel that was dispatched for the purpose of setting up the Joint Implementation Center (JIC) as part of the ceasefire.

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The US and Russian military will continue to “deconflict” to avoid problems with their aircraft flying over Syria, US officials will withdraw staff tasked with the purpose of setting up the Joint Implementation Center (JIC) agreed to as part of the ceasefire. The JIC was designed to enable military cooperation between the two sides to target the Islamic State and the Al Nusra, the former opposition group which was declared a foreign terrorist organization in November 2012. The JIC would have been located in Geneva, Switzerland and would have allowed for sharing of intelligence between Russia and the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State.

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin suspended Russia’s participation in a program for disposing of plutonium from decommissioned nuclear warheads. Russian officials noted “the radical change in the environment, a threat to strategic stability posed by the hostile actions of the US against Russia, and the inability of the US to deliver on the obligation to dispose of excessive weapons plutonium under international treaties.”

  • john smith

    russia killed 30 us and allies that were helping isis as read from recent report .no news coverage seen.
    thats what this really seems to boil down to

    • Jamie Hall

      Do you have a link to that report. I would very much like to read it.

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      • Blaine

        It was unconfirmed but likely. Pretty sure FARS covered it.

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    • TecumsehUnfaced

      Obama and Hillary DID Found ISIS
      This 2012 US Government Memo Proves It

      Syrian Al-Qaeda Commander: US Forces Are Arming Us In Syria
      The State Department admitted that the Nusra Front could be receiving U.S. arms via allied nations, and it’s not the first time the U.S. or its allies have been accused of aiding extremist groups in Syria.
      By MintPress News Desk | September 29, 2016

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  • Razedbywolvs

    Where’s reporter Matt Lee?

  • palvadore

    What would Jefferson think about Clinton and Kerry?

    • TecumsehUnfaced

      He would introduce them to Aaron Burr.

  • Blaine

    Cue additional S300 complexes.

    I suspect RF is slowly going to extend coverage till every flight the US coalition makes is under radar lock and at complete discretion whether they make it back out or are knocked down.