Published on Mar 1, 2016
Lavrov told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that there is no place for terrorists and extremists in ceasefire agreements or the political process. Lavrov insisted that a landslide defeat of terrorists is a necessary precondition for securing the rights of the people in Syria and the rest of the region. He added that systemic and confirmed violators of the ceasefire in Syria will be excluded from the truce regime. Moscow and Washington drafted the UN-backed cessation of hostilities deal. The two countries are co-chairing an international taskforce evaluating how the ceasefire is holding.