A new round of negotiations between representatives from the Damascus government and a delegation of foreign-sponsored opposition leaders aimed at ending Syria's conflict is set to resume in Switzerland later this week with the United Nations' Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura not in attendance.
The Syrian army is engaged in a military operation to repel an infiltration attempt by Takfiri Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists and other militants in a northeastern suburb of the capital city, Damascus, state media say.
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the track of Astana 1, 2 and 3 was positive whether the opposition attended or not as it is specialized in monitoring the cessation of hostilities agreement, separating ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusra from the armed groups.
The Iranian ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations says the Islamic Republic together with Russia and Turkey will spare no efforts to safeguard a ceasefire in Syria agreed last December.
Iran’s permanent representative envoy to the UN said Iran together with Russia and Turkey as Guarantor States will spare no efforts to guarantee the Ceasefire Regime in Syria, agreed on 30 December 2016.
The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, says Israel seeks an end to Russia's military campaign against the Daesh terrorist group in Syria to avert the Tel Aviv regime’s collapse.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said in brazen remarks that his regime will continue to conduct military attacks against Hezbollah targets inside Syria, a day after Tel Aviv had to admit airstrikes inside Syrian territory.
The Syrian government has warned against an imminent disaster in the wake of airstrikes by the US-led military coalition against purported Daesh-held areas close to the Euphrates and Tishrin dams, urging UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to compel the coalition to stop the raids.