Russia Slams US For Floating ‘Truce’ Talks With Terror Groups In Idlib
Russia says the United States and other UN members are floating the idea of establishing a “truce” with anti-Assad jihadist groups now battling Syrian and Russian forces in Idlib.
The problem is, as Moscow pointed out, these groups which are also bolstered by thousands of foreign fighters, include internationally designated terrorist organizations —especially the main group occupying the northwest province, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (or HTS, formerly Nusra Front).
Addressing a press conference at the start of this week alongside Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said he was “concerned about the attitude of some Western states” toward al-Qaeda groups operating in Syria. He noted these groups “are officially on terrorist organizations’ lists compiled by the U.N. Security Council, they are also on the U.S.’ national list of terrorist organizations.”
US Special Representative for Syria…