Over the past few weeks, several member states of the International Coalition against the Syrian Arab Republic began secret negotiations with it with a view to withdrawing from the war.
These states include members of the European Union and the Commonwealth.
The following three voyages have been disclosed by the Gulf News and Al-Mayadeen:
• a trip by General Ali Mamelouk —coordinator of Syrian Secret Services — to Berlin;
• a trip by General Mohammed Dib Zaitoun — Director General of Syrian Security — to Rome; _ • a trip by General Alberto Manenti — Director of the Agency on Intelligence and Foreign Affairs — by special plane from Rome to Damas.
The High Representative of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, is the former Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs.
All these trips follow Brexit. They are only the tip of the iceberg.
All negotiators interpret the Geneva Communique as having to lead not to regime change but to the establishment of government of national unity presided by Bachar el-Assad.
A Syrian officer is already placed in a European Capital to coordinate the fight against the jihadists.
These contacts contravene the sanctions officially decreed against Damas.