Lavrov: Geneva’s Document Imposes Nothing on the Syrians, Contains no Preconditions for Political Process or National Dialogue
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday said that the document released from Geneva meeting imposes nothing on the Syrian people and has no preconditions on the political process or national dialogue nor does it exclude any side.
Syrians must determine their own destiny, Russia and China say
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi announced their countries’ stances after a meeting on the situation in Syria at the United Nations office in Geneva on Saturday.
Lavrov said that Moscow had convinced other parties to accept that Syrians should make the decision on any transition and that no party should be excluded from the process.
”How exactly the work on a transition to a new stage is conducted will be decided by the Syrians themselves,” he said, adding, ”There are no demands to exclude from this process any one group. This aspect had been present in many of our partners’ proposals. We have convinced them that this is unacceptable.”
In Syria, at least 85 killed by car bombing at funeral
At least 85 people were killed when a car bomb exploded during a funeral procession Saturday evening in the Syrian town of Zamalka, activists and human rights groups said.
‘Removing Assad will add to Syria chaos’, Interview with James Fetzer, professor and philosopher, Madison
Major powers absent from Geneva talks, Interview with Kamel Wazni, political commentator
Geneva meeting discussing Syria Situation-News Analysis-06-30-2012
Christof Lehmann – Turkey – Triple Split over Syria
The internal split is, however, a sombre indicator for the possible consequences of a blow-back from Turkeys adventurous coalitions with armed brigades of the Muslim Brotherhood, Libya, Saudi, and Qatari sponsored Al Qaeda Brigades, Syrian Salafist Extremists, and their NATO,GCC,Israeli puppeteers. That blow-back will most likely also hit Western Europe, and some of it may be manufactured with a helping hand of Western Intelligence Services. Much more acute for Turkey are the following questions. Will there be a Turkish Spring in 2013 ? And who will eventually be behind it ? Or is there still a way towards a peaceful resolution to the war on Syria ?
motvallsbloggen – Vad media försöker få oss att tro om al Assads agerande – Kan hyckleriet bli värre vad gäller Syrien?
Syria crisis, Western pretext for confrontation with Russia: Analyst
In a Saturday interview, Lawrence Freeman, with the Executive Intelligence Review said, ”The West doesn’t want to see peace in Syria. Whatever Kofi Annan wants, the Western powers don’t… They want to see more chaos. They want to see regime change and they want to see confrontation on a global scale with Russia.”
He argued that the financial cartels in London and Wall Street “do not want independent nation states and therefore this confrontation is really designed to lead to a war with Russia in which they would expect Russia to back down.”
nyhetsbanken.se – En syrisk hjälte
Ahmad Bader Hassoun, Syriens stormufti, vars son dödades av väpnade terroristgrupper på grund av hans fredliga och försonliga åsikter, valde att förlåta mördarna och har avstått från sin rätt att vidta rättsliga åtgärder mot dem. http://www.voltairenet.org/Nobel-Peace-Laureate-Mairead
nyhetsbanken.se – Syrien och Iran oskiljaktiga
Den islamiska republiken Iran har alltid bistått Syrien och landet bör visa sin lojalitet mot den islamiska republiken, säger Syriens president Bashar al-Assad.
”Vi uppskattar de realistiska ståndpunkter som några viktiga länder i regionen och i världen intagit, däribland Iran, Ryssland och Kina”, sade Assad sade i en intervju med iransk TV på torsdagskvällen.