Press Secretary for the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, on Thursday responded to US President Donald Trump’s proposal for safe zones in Syria.
Speaking at a press conference, Peskov said, “The USA should consider the results of forming safe zones [in Syria]”.
Asked whether Trump had conferred with Russia on forming safe zones in Syria, Peskov responded, “No, our American partners have not consulted us. This is a unilateral decision by them.”
Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Huseyin Muftuoglu also commented on Trump’s statement, saying, “Turkey has been voicing this proposal for a long time. We will see what happens”.
Speaking to ABC’s David Muir in his first television interview, Donald Trump said the millions of refugees created by the six-year-long war in Syria should stay in “safe zones in the country” rather than go to Europe. “I’ll absolutely do safe zones in Syria for the people”, he pledged.