Syria approves US-Russia ceasefire deal

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Syrian state news agency announced that the country’s government has approved a ceasefire deal announced by Russia and the United States.

“The Syrian government has approved the agreement, and a cessation of hostilities will begin in Aleppo for humanitarian reasons,” SANA reported on Saturday.

Moscow and Washington agreed on Saturday a nationwide cessation of hostilities which will go into effect at sundown on September 12.

The deal also calls for increased humanitarian aid for the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo.

If a cessation of hostilities holds for one week, the US and Russia could start joint airstrikes against Takfiri terrorist groups.

Citing “informed sources,” the SANA agency said one of the agreement’s goals was “reaching the necessary political solutions for Syria.”

“The entire agreement was reached with the knowledge of the Syrian government,” the agency said.

Moscow and Washington reached the deal in the Swiss city of Geneva after some 13 hours of marathon talks on the Syrian crisis in order to put peace process back on track.

By Tasnim News Agency