U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced after a meeting of the International Syria Support Group in Munich that world powers have agreed to a “nationwide cessation of hostilities”. This ceasefire however will not apply to ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorist groups, Kerry reassured reporters.

Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and UN envoy Staffan de Mistura acknowledged although on paper, implementing it will be a challenge.

“We will only be able to see whether this was a breakthrough in a few days,” Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters.

British Foreign Secretary Hammond claimed that for the ceasefire to be a success, Russia would need to halt its airstrike campaign.

“No cessation of hostilities will last if opposition continues to be targeted,” he said.

“We did not get a deal on the immediate end of Russian bombings, but we have a commitment to a process that if it works would change the situation,” a Western diplomatic source said.

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Santiago Jose Katzenstein
Santiago Jose Katzenstein
2016-02-12 01:49

If there is a cease fire… One could assume that one of the two pulls the strings behind ISIS… Who would that be?

Ahmad Bayloun
Ahmad Bayloun
2016-02-12 02:07

In one week !!!!!mmmmm!!! I think the USA wont to get rid of them cuz in one week ground will change a lot!

Middle East Briefing
Middle East Briefing
2016-02-12 01:14

Looking Past Obama for Syrian Outcome
https://t.co/l8AXMM0nPr

Марина Рождественска
Марина Рождественска
2016-02-12 02:12

not for the ISIS & Nusra

Quentin Afrouk
Quentin Afrouk
2016-02-12 07:50

Chris Tchaikovsky what’s going on?