english.ruvr.ru – International conference on Syria to be held ahead of G8 summit
Russia and the US proceed from the fact that an international conference on Syria will be held ahead of the G8 summit on June 17 and 18, a diplomatic source in Washington said.
Russia calls for the participation of all neighbours of Syria in the conference. This especially concerns Saudi Arabia and Iran, which were not at the Action Group meeting in Geneva on June 30 last year.
On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the work of the forum will be successful if all sides involved in the Syrian conflict are present.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of state John Kerry made it clear that he would like to see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad among the participants.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will discuss the Syrian crisis with the Russian leaders on Friday.
english.ruvr.ru – Moscow will promote preservation of Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty – Putin
Moscow will promote the preservation of Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin told a press conference in Sochi on the Russian Black Sea coast after his talks with South African President Jacob Zuma.
Putin provided assurances that Russia would continue its struggle for the settlement of the Syrian crisis as soon as possible without outside interference.
Russia and South Africa have reached agreement on the further coordination of efforts aimed at the peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis, Putin said stressing that Russia and South Africa are acting in cooperation in international agencies, including their interaction in the Syria settlement.
On that list are the BRICS group which unites Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, and the G20 Group.
english.ruvr.ru – West wants to limit participants of coming conference on Syria, to virtually determine result – Lavrov
Russia is opposed to attempts of some western countries to limit the number of participants at the international conference on Syria, which follows the Geneva meeting, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
”Certain western colleagues – this emerged during talks with [UK Prime Minister] David Cameron in Sochi – have a desire to limit the choice of external participants and to begin the process with a very small group of countries, in the framework of which negotiating terms, an agenda and maybe even results of the talks would be virtually determined. And then, if to follow the logic of our western colleagues, proposals would be given to the Syrian government and opposition and everyone would start pressuring both to implement the scheme developed without the participation of the Syrian people,” the Russian Foreign Ministry quoted Lavrov as saying in an interview with Libyan TV channel Al Mayadeen.
Lavrov said that Moscow would have liked for such things ”to not be done privately but with the participation of regional countries.”
”External players should not decide for the Syrian people but should stimulate the government and all opposition groups so that they start agreeing between themselves. This is the difference,” he said.
Moscow thinks it is wrong when external players are involved in ”social and political engineering” and are drawing up schemes for the Syrian people, Lavrov said.
The Russian foreign minister said that Russia assumed that all participants of the meeting in Geneva on June 30, 2012 plus two key players, which were not in Geneva last year – Iran and Saudi Arabia – should be invited to this conference.
english.ruvr.ru – Russia has data that Israel targeted Syrian defense facilities in May – Lavrov
Moscow has data that Israel’s airstrikes on Syrian territory in early May targeted Syria’s defense facilities, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
”We said that we want to study each circumstance of this issue, and we have clarified a lot for ourselves. We wanted to understand what targets were attacked,” Lavrov said in an interview with Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen TV channel.
syrianews.cc – Field Executions by Nusra Front in Der Ezzor, Syria
A video spread uploaded online in an attempt to terrorize Syrians into subversion shows a group of masked terrorists wearing Afghani ‘attire’ with Al Qaeda flag waving raised in the background by 2 of terrorists and one in the front reading a statement then shooting 11 blindfolded, handcuffed, unarmed men wearing civilian cloth, shooting them in the back of their heads.
english.ruvr.ru – Russia must be convinced to ‘finish with Assad’ – Hollande
French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that more efforts were needed to convince Moscow to drop its support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
”We must have a frank discussion with Russia to convince it that it is in its interests, in the interests of the region, in the interests of peace, to finish with Bashar al-Assad,” Hollande told a press conference.
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När nu den osannolikt groteska videon som visar en man från de väpnade gängen i Syrien som skär ut en kroppsdel från en död regeringssoldat, först sas det hjärtat men senare att det var en del av lungan, blivit så allmänt spridd att även svenska medier känner sig tvingade att ta upp det, så lyckas Sveriges Radio Ekot sätta den här rubriken! – Rebellarmé fördömer stötande filmklipp – Ingen lätt uppgift att vinkla detta till något i ”rebellernas” favör! Man har fått kalla in mästerillusionisten Cecilia Uddén, hon som kan få lyssnarna att se en vit höna när hon talar om för dem hur de ska uppfatta en brun fjäder. Här fick hon något att sätta tänderna i!
Man kan ägna en stund åt att föreställa sig vad Ekot och Uddén hade haft för rubrik och hur de hade beskrivit det hela om det hade varit en regeringssoldat som hade gjort detsamma med en död ”rebell”! ”President Al-Assad fördömer stötande filmklipp”, kanske? Knappast! De är fullständigt skrupelfria!