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There are finally signs of a cease fire in Syria if you can believe it more than a year after the government their first started slaughtering its own men women and children.
But the head of the United Nations is warning a single gunshot could shatter what he calls a fragile peace.
And some world leaders are questioning the Syrian -- real motives here.
The UN Secretary General said he was encouraged by the apparent lack of violence today.
But other world leaders say the regime of Syrian president -- off Al Assad.
Is not fully cooperating with the peace deal.
-- was there are still troops and there are still heavily heavy weaponry in most major towns.
Of course the United Nations estimates Syrian troops have killed more than 9000.
Of its own citizens since the uprising began last march.
Joining me now as a former United States ambassador to -- -- two Israel and Israel.
And telephone Syria joining us now.
Current currently the director of the baker institute for public policy at Rice University.
Edwards Jerry and his with a search -- -- see you.
Pleasure to be with you should cease fire you believe it what are the real motives here.
This cease -- is extremely fragile -- tenuous.
And both sides are very suspicious of the -- -- intentions of the other.
These Syrian regime.
Is extremely concerned.
A cease fire could lead.
Do more protests in the major cities.
Especially a -- -- in Damascus.
That could take on a momentum of their own as we saw it into his hip and he chipped.
And so they're going to be monitoring.
The public protest very very carefully.
And I think we're going to see armored units and military units not too far away from population centers.
On the other hand the Syrian opposition does not trust the intentions of -- -- -- -- regime.
So therefore it say it's a very fragile situation.
Well what what is the rest of the world supposed to do now.
Well I think the best thing and one can do in this very difficult and complex situation.
Is -- at all cost the international community should do everything possible to avoid a civil war.
And sectarian warfare in Syria -- which means that.
So -- she druze Christians.
Kurds that there does not become a civil war as we -- eleven -- In the 1970s.
And eighties as we saw in Iraq after our invasion of Iraq.
These countries like Syria Lebanon Iraq a multi confessional.
A Christians Muslims other groups and the worst case scenario is that Syria devolved into sectarian warfare that would destabilize.
The whole region the -- bonds with which with very important and neighbors Israel Jordan Iraq Lebanon Turkey.
So that should be the -- major goal to avoid civil war to avoid sectarian.
Is that in the and then plan and every other proposal that's been initiated.
Has had an element of political transition to get the regime.
Who agree to a political transition.
That would be more broadly representative of the will pull the Syrian people.
But we don't see the -- Bashar Assad regime willing to do that.
-- felt we can hope doctor larger judge Reggie and who is live this -- -- to mr.
ambassador thank you so much.
My -- well.
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