english.ruvr.ru – Chance for peace in Syria shouldn’t be missed – Lavrov
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that “he has a feeling that the settlement of the Syrian conflict has finally moved from a dead point”. Both the Syrian government and the opposition have become more inclined to a dialogue, Mr. Lavrov says.
On February 25, Sergey Lavrov will meet with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem in Moscow. The two Foreign Ministers will discuss what is needed for the warring sides in Syria to start talks.
Mr. Lavov believes that these talks may start already next week.
“What makes me so optimistic,” he says, “is not only the fact that the warring sides in Syria have become more ready for talks, but also that the approach of several countries that are trying to settle the Syrian conflict to this problem has changed. It is probably too early to call it a breakthrough, but it is obviously a good start.”
“It is also a good sign that the US has promised its help to Russia in its efforts to mediate in talks between the warring sides in Syria,” the Russian Foreign Minister continues. “Last Sunday, I had a phone conversation with the US Secretary of State John Kerry, and he assured me of that.”
Press TV – Syria forces kill more militants, seize arms
The Syrian Army says it has killed more foreign-backed militants and seized their weapons during an ongoing operation across the country.
Syrian government forces launched attacks against militants in the governorates of Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, and Idlib on Tuesday and killed a large number of them, the official SANA news agency reported.
In addition, the Syrian armed forces captured many machine guns, sniper rifles, rocket launchers, hand-made rockets, mortar shells and anti-tank missiles.
Syrian government, nation strong enough in face of threats: Randy Short
The arrogant Western-European imperialism and white supremacy, they don’t recognize non-European people as having the right to sovereignty and rights over their own internal affairs.
So there seems to be a desire to return to the 19th century and wear pit helmets and shoot down people even if it’s through proxies, but it is clear that the Syrian government with almost the majority of the people have shown that they are not an easy toy to be played with.
Ken Stone – UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay: “Pretext-maker” for Western Military Aggression
Navi Pillay is up to her old tricks: she’s abusing her position as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to provide a pretext for imperial aggression against Syria. Today, February 18, 2013, she repeated her call for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to be referred for investigation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the actions of his forces in trying to repel the western-back mercenary war against his country, which the UN says has killed almost 70000 in 22 months of fighting.
english.ruvr.ru – Iraq approves construction of pipe to Syria
Iraq has approved the construction of a gas pipeline across its territory that will connect Iran to Syria, a member of the Iraqi Cabinet said Wednesday.
The 5000-kilometer pipeline will transport gas from the South Pars field to Syria. The field’s capacity is estimated at some 16 trln cubic meters.
A Message from the Syrian Communist Party
This is a message from the Syrian Communist Party (Unified) to all Communist Parties and Unions around the world.
The Syrian Communist Party (the Unified) sends you its warmest cordial wishes, wishing that you would have a new year full of victories that serve the case of socialism all over the world;
You know that our country- Syria- has been being exposed for more than twenty months, to a war lunched against it by scores of imperialist states, besides other countries that move round them as satellites.
Their aim is to destroy the Syrian state that stands as an obstacle on the road of those trying to impose the plan of a “greater Middle East”, after breaking down the states in the region and replacing them with small entities fighting one another, to impose absolute domination on the oil and gas resources; to eliminate the Palestinian problem in a way extremely opposite to the interests of the Palestinian people….