Bild som visar hur människorna i Syrien hälsar Rysslands utrikesminister Lavrov välkommen, och får man väl tro också visar sin tacksamhet för att Ryssland tillsammans med Kina stoppa västländernas resolutionsförslag i FN – Lavrov in Damascus seeking hope for Syria
Russia Today – Assad agrees to talks with opposition, more Arab League observers
Syria’s President Assad has agreed to talks with the opposition, will follow Arab League’s roadmap increasing the number of observers in the country.
This follows talks with the Russian delegation headed by Foregin Minister Sergey Lavrov, who arrived in Damascus on Tuesday.
As RT’s Egor Piskunov reports from Syria, Russia will mediate talks between Assad’s government and the opposition.
sana.sy – Interior Ministry: Terrorist Groups in Homs Escalated aggressions against Citizens
Interior Ministry on Monday stated that armed terrorist groups in Homs have escalated their aggressions and criminal acts during the latest weeks, perpetrating heinous crimes that claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians, booby-trapping private buildings, kidnapping and looting private and public properties.
”In spite of the families’ appeals in Home to put an end to the acts of terror, the competent authorities practiced the utmost self-restraint and gave terrorists a number of opportunities to return to the road of right.. but they refused and escalated their terror instigated by foreign sides.. all of this pushed the authorities to intervene and deal with them to restore security and stability to Homs.” A statement for the Interior Ministry said.
The statement added that the authorities today pursued the terrorist groups in a number of Homs neighborhoods, clashing with them, leading to the martyrdom of 6 law-enforcement members and injuring 11 others while scores of terrorists have been killed, others arrested.
It said that big quantities of weapons, Israeli-made bombs, explosives, Doshka anti-plane machine guns, PKC guns, ammunitions and military uniforms.
The statement added that while the Interior Ministry underlies the continuation of hunting terrorists to restore security and stability to the city, the opportunity is still available for those who want to give themselves up.
US war provocations against Syria
Washington and its imperialist allies in Europe are escalating preparations for a full-scale military intervention in Syria. Coming after last year’s NATO war against Libya and threats of a sudden Israeli attack on Iran, Syria’s main regional ally, it is clear that Washington aims to reshape the Middle East by forcibly installing pro-US regimes throughout the region.
US officials have denounced Saturday’s veto by Russia and China of a UN Security Council resolution against Syria which sought to provide a pretext for military intervention. Beijing and Moscow, who did not veto a similar UN resolution against Libya last year, fear that the day when Washington tries to use these methods directly against them may not be far off.
US preparations for intervention against Syria are very far advanced, accompanied by levels of deceit and hypocrisy unseen since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq or the period of the Nazis. Trying to hide US policy under the worm-eaten label of a “humanitarian” intervention, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denounced the UN Security Council vote as a “travesty,” adding, “We will work with the friends of a democratic Syria around the world to support the opposition’s peaceful political plans for change.”
After Russia’s UN veto, US talks of “coalition of the willing” against Syria
The veto by Russia and China of a United Nations Security Council resolution will not halt ongoing preparations for Western-backed intervention against Syria. The discussion on the resolution was a political manoeuvre from the outset, designed either to force Moscow and Beijing into agreeing to a UN cover for a Libya-style operation against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, or justify a predetermined alternative route to regime-change.
ALBA countries join chorus condemning ”Contras” interference in Syria
In a statement issued during the eleventh summit of the organization, the nine members of the ALBA bloc (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America) rejected on Sunday the ”systematic policy of interference and destabilization” that seeks to ”impose by force on the Syrian people a regime change.”
The ALBA resolution condemns the ”acts of armed violence that paramilitary groups supported by foreign powers have unleashed against the Syrian people.”