Friday, June 2, 2017
Trump Administration In Secret Talks With Russia Over Syria Conflict Photo of Russ Read Russ Read
U.S. and Russian diplomats have engaged in secret talks in an attempt to create a safe zone in southern Syria over the last several weeks, according to a report by the Al-Monitor.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reportedly taken the lead in working with Russia and other regional partners to find a way to secure the southern portion of the war-torn country.
“Last week, the Americans and Russia met in Jordan with the Jordanians to discuss these zones in the south,” a former diplomat told the Al-Monitor. “The meeting in Jordan was one part where the US and Russia, Israel and Jordan can work together to have [a] de-escalation zone in the south of Syria.”