12 personer dödade (ny uppgift säger 27) och 48 skadade av en bilbomb i utkanten av Damaskus – Twelve Citizens Killed, 48 Injured in Car Bomb Explosion during Escorting Martyrs in Jaramana, Damascus Countryside
Ziad Fadel, syrier som bor i USA och som skriver bloggen Syrian perspective, intervjuas av Morris från England. Han verkar ha kontakt med släkt och bekanta i Syrien och har bra koll på läget. Bl.a. skriver han på bloggen att de engelska specialtrupper som påstås ha tagit sig in i Syrien (se inlägget 26 aug nedan) inte är där för att ha koll på kemiska vapen, utan för att installera utrustning som ska störa syriska militärens försvar mot flyganfall!
Varför allt prat om kemiska vapen om inte nationerna som ligger bakom aggressionerna mot Syrien har lömska planer?
A Saudi company has already arranged for 1,400 ambulance cars equipped with chemical & poisonous gas filtering system for swift military intervention when needed..! från – friendsofsyria.wordpress.com
pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com.au – France to Syrian rebels ”Form a transitional government & we’ll recognize it!
Russian Foreign Ministry: Foreign Military Support to Opposition Encourages it to Reject participation in National Dialogue
Exclusive: ‘We believe that the USA is the major player against Syria and the rest are its instruments’, Assad’s Foreign Minister gives his first interview to a Western journalist since the conflict began
I asked about chemical weapons, of course. If Syria had such weapons, they would never be used against its own people, he said. ”We are fighting armed groups inside Aleppo, in the Damascus suburbs, before that in Homs and Idlib and this means fighting within Syrian cities – and our responsibility is to protect our people.”
And the infamous Shabiha militia blamed for atrocities in the countryside? Walid Muallem doesn’t believe in them. There might be local unarmed people defending their property from armed groups, he says. But pro-regime, paid militiamen? Never.
Egypt opposes foreign military intervention in Syria: Morsi
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has strongly opposed any form of foreign military intervention in Syria.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Morsi claimed that the Syrian people want President Bashar al-Assad to relinquish power.
On Sunday, a spokesman for Morsi said the Egyptian president called for the formation of a regional contact group, including Iran, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to help resolve the unrest in Syria.
NAM offers intervention-free solution to ongoing crisis in Syria: Akhoundzadeh
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad-Mehdi Akhoundzadeh says the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) could be the harbinger of a peaceful and intervention-free solution for the Syrian unrest.
But at the meantime Syria is a member of the NAM and yesterday there was in depth discussion within the political committee of the NAM and they came up with three paragraphs on the situation in Syria which I think this could really open up a new venture of hopes for all those who want a peaceful settlement of the situation in Syria, free from foreign intervention, free from intimidation and I believe this is a consensus opinion of the NAM members of states which today we have adopted it.
What will happen in the ministerial meeting when Mr. Morsi comes to Tehran the day after tomorrow, whether there will be other initiatives by the NAM that we have to cross our fingers and see how things will move.
But so far there is a united consensus understanding among all 120 countries that [special envoy of UN general Secretary] Mr. Akhzar Ebrahimi should be in a position to implement the plan of action, to implement the policy that he has announced and I think that is the only way dialogue, talks and reconciliation, hoping that everybody comes to sense and keep aside the culture of killing, destructions and all those bloodsheds.