US, Russia seek to revive Syria peace plan

The US and Russia have agreed to work together to revive a peace plan for Syria. Following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his counterparts from the NATO members in Brussels on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that he and Lavrov had discussed ways to resume the Syrian peace roadmap which was agreed by parties involved last June in Geneva. The plan calls for the peaceful transfer of power and the establishment of an interim government in Syria.

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A Syrian rebel is patroling Sheikh Maqsud of Aleppo city on April 11. (Photo: Reuters)

In another development, Syria’s News Agency SANA said on Tuesday that the Foreign Ministry had submitted a letter to the UN Security Council. The letter says that the European Union’s easing of oil sanctions against Syria paves the way for the opposition force’s exports of oil and is considered an act of invasion of Syria. Under the new decision, the EU will allow companies to import crude oil from Syria, export oil production technologies and pour investment into areas controlled by the opposition forces.