International tensions over situation in Syria make the visit of UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura currently impossible, Ramez Tarjaman, Syria’s information minister, told Sputnik on Friday.
“De Mistura’s visit is linked to international context. Currently there is much fuss over the situation in Syria. Moscow’s and Washington’s stances run contrary to each other, and I believe that de Mistura cannot arrive in Syria in such situation,” Ramez said, suggesting that the UN envoy’s would not visit Damascus in two coming weeks.
On Monday, the US Department of State announced suspension of bilateral contacts with Russia established to sustain a cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria.
In response to Washington’s statement, Lavrov said the United States had proven unable to meet its obligations on Syria, including unblocking Castello road in Aleppo and separating terrorists from armed opposition.