MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The agreements on the order of functioning of the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone in Syria have been signed following the talks in Cairo between representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry and the Syrian opposition, mediated by the Egyptian side.
"The monitoring of the zone is likely to be carried out without Iran. There will be only US and Russian sides," Afandi said.
Russia, Iran and Turkey are guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire regime. The countries signed a memorandum on the establishment of four safe zones in Syria, which came into force on May 6. The four zones span the northwestern Idlib province and parts of the neighboring Latakia, Hama and Aleppo, the north of the central Homs province, Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, as well as southern Daraa and Quneitra regions.