Response to ceasefire in Syria from Federal Foreign Office spokesperson
A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson made the following statement in the Tagesspiegel newspaper:
If the ceasefire agreed between the regime and opposition proves a factor in making Assad’s troops seriously engage in fighting the terrorist gangs of IS instead of attacking their own population, then that is a good thing. This shows how important political settlement in Syria is to sustainable success in the fight against terrorism. IS can only be defeated if those who oppose it do not fight among themselves.