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US-Russia Reportedly Ready For Cease-Fire In Syria

While the Trump-Putin meeting continues to stretch on way beyond its 30 minutes scheduled time, prompting media types to speculate endlessly, AP reports that sources are saying the United States and Russia are prepared to announce a cease-fire in Syria very soon...

As AP reports,  U.S. officials say the United States and Russia have reached an agreement for a cease-fire in southwest Syria.

The cease-fire is set to take effect July 9 at noon Damascus time. Word of the cease-fire has emerged as President Donald Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

The officials weren’t authorized to discuss the cease-fire publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

 

The deal marks a new level of involvement for the U.S. in trying to resolve Syria’s civil war.

 

A separate deal to create “de-escalation zones” was brokered between Russia, Turkey and Iran, but not the U.S., but follow-up talks this week in Kazakhstan to finalize a cease-fire in those zones failed to reach a deal.

 

The U.S. and Russia have been backing opposing sides in Syria’s war.

This is a positive sign that there is some rapprochement between the two nations... but John McCain won't like it.

And here's CNN worrying about the length of the meeting..