almasdarnews.com – Astana peace talks: Two centers to monitor de-escalation zones in Syria
A fresh round for the Syrian peace talks was held today in the Kazakh capital, which primarily aims at establishing a definitive and clear borders for the de-escalation zones.
Sources from Astana, where the 5th round of the peace talks is currently taking place, reported that it was agreed on to set up two new centers to monitor the de-escalation zones.
While the first center will be Jordan-based and includes Russia and the United States to monitor the area that covers Quneitra, Daraa and As-Suwyda provinces, the second one will be tackled by Russia and Turkey to observe northern Syria.
almasdarnews.com – Syrian diplomat calls on OPCW experts to visit Khan Sheikhoun
The Syrian government has serious doubts about the impartiality of a report by the Fact-Finding Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the alleged use of sarin in Syria’s Khan Sheikhoun on April 4, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad told reporters.
The diplomat said “despite the offer of the Syrian authorities, the OPCW experts refused to visit this settlement to take samples.”
“How can we trust their conclusions if they had not visited the site,” Mekdad said, according to the state television.
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