Moscow: Geneva II on Syria is off

The Geneva conference for a political solution of the Syrian war, will not take place at the end of the month as scheduled, said Russian official sources in Moscow Tuesday. DEBKAfile: This eliminates the crux of the understanding Secretary of State John Kerry reached with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sept. 14 – on the basis of which President Barack Obama called off an American attack on Assad’s chemical weapons.
All that ius left now is the partial destruction of Bashar Assad’s chemical-mixing equipmen. The Syrian ruler remains on top of the civil war against fading rebel strength.

 

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