Tydligen pågår intensifierade förhandlingar mellan olika parter med Brahimi som mellanhand. Ska man tolka den ryske utrikesministerns uttalande om att möjligheterna för en diplomatisk lösning håller på att ta slut, som att USA/väst insisterar på att det i överenskommelsen ska ingå att president Al-Assad ska avgå?
english.ruvr.ru – Lavrov reaffirms Russia’s stance on Syria
Chances are running out for a diplomatic solution of the Syrian problem, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after his talks with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad in Moscow on Thursday.
Och att sen sånt här är en del i förhandlingsspelet? Press TV- US preparing for military invasion in Syria: Israel
english.ruvr.ru – Moscow hosts Syria talks
This Thursday, December 27, President Assad’s envoys, headed by the Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad, came to Moscow for talks at the Russian Foreign Ministry. Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr is also arriving to Moscow for talks with the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on Friday.
On Saturday, December 29, the UN and Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is also coming to Moscow to discuss the Syrian stabilization plan.
Speaking at a press conference in Damascus on Thursday, Brahimi said, ”The situation in Syria poses a great danger not only on the Syrian people, but also to the neighboring countries and the world… The crisis in Syria should be solved by the Syrians with a great help of the world and I think that the world is ready to provide help”. Earlier, Mr. Brahimi met President Assad and representatives of three Syrian opposition groups.
According to a SANA report, Mr. Brahimi also pointed out, that ”there are organizations and some foreigners involved, in one way or another, in the clashes on the Syrian territories. …No one supports actions of the extremist groups in Syria,” Brahimi said, adding, ”Violence and the flow of arms into the Syrian territories must be stopped.”
almanar.com.lb – Russian Ships to Stage Anti-Terror Drills off Syria Coast
Russian Marines stationed off Russian fleetthe Syrian coast are to stage anti-terror drills, the Defense Ministry announced.
The ministry said the war games will involve anti-submarine, anti-ship and air defense exercises in the Mediterranean, where a group of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet vessels are being deployed.
The UN and Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi: ”There are organizations and some foreigners involved, in one way or another, in the clashes on the Syrian territories. …No one supports actions of the extremist groups in Syria,” Brahimi said, adding, ”Violence and the flow of arms into the Syrian territories must be stopped.”
”The situation in Syria poses a great danger not only on the Syrian people, but also to the neighboring countries and the world… The crisis in Syria should be solved by the Syrians with a great help of the world and I think that the world is ready to provide help”.
Syria TV news in English, December 27, 2012
* Tunisian-Algerian borders: camps to train terrorists to be sent to Syria
* Russian Foreign Ministry : No Russian-US Plan to Settle the Situation in Syria
* 4 Martyred, 10 Injured in Explosion of Booby-Trapped Car in Damascus Countryside, Terrorists Killed in Idleb
* Brahimi: Geneva Agreement Includes Enough Ideas to Resolve Crisis in Syria, Not Need to Add Any New Points
* Authorities intercept truck loaded with 3 tonnes of explosives
Christof Lehmann – Saudi Smuggling Route to Syria Disclosed
The smuggling route, used for transporting various types of weapons, ammunitions, bombs,military equipment and not least drugs to Iraq begins in Al-Nakhib in the western Al-Anbar province, near the Ar´ar border crossing. From there, the deadly contraband is shipped to the variety of terrorist organizations in Syria who are euphemistically described as “Free Syrian Army” as well as to terrorist organizations who are destabilizing Iraq.
Many of the Saudi weapons and equipment which have been used in military operations as well as in several suicide bombings and attacks in Iraq for years are now being re-routed to boost the foreign led mercenary troops in Syria.
So far, however, both Saudi Arabia and Qatar have failed in their attempt to add a sectarian dimension to the crisis in Syria. In fact, the deployment of Salafist extremists to Syria has united the entire political spectrum within the genuine Syrian political discourse behind the Syrian military and the government.
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