voiceofrussia.com – Syrian foreign minister to lead delegation at Geneva-2 – Russian diplomat
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem will lead his country’s delegation to the upcoming Geneva II international conference scheduled for January 22, 2014, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said.
Press TV – US opposition to Iran role in Syria conference illogical: Russia
voiceofrussia.com – Geneva-2: Syrian opposition has still not announced delegation – Russian diplomat
rt.com- Amnesty Int’l: Al-Qaeda in Syria kidnaps, tortures, executes prisoners in secret jails
rt.com – Russia did not ‘block’ Syria draft statement at UN – Foreign Ministry
The UN Security Council failed Thursday to adopt a statement on the recent civilian deaths in Syria. The US-proposed draft had condemned Damascus for indiscriminate attacks on Aleppo, but the Americans would not accept Russia’s balancing amendments.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has rejected the Western narrative in an official statement, saying that the draft statement proposed by the US did not have “a single word about mentioning the crimes committed by the armed opposition groups, including the use of civilians as ‘human shields’ in order to defend occupied settlements, attack medical institutions and infrastructure facilities.”
english.al-akhbar.com – Syrian Prime Minister: Beirut Partly to Blame for Syria Chaos
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi seems very optimistic. In an interview with Al-Akhbar, he seemed to understand the magnitude of the security risks facing Syria, but continues to work on a reconstruction program. Though he believes Geneva II will be held on time, Halqi nevertheless is convinced that the solution will only materialize in Damascus.
James Corbett and Prof Michel Chossudovsky – Media Disinformation and the Framing of the Syrian War
Months after the events took place, Pulitzer prize winning journalists and others are finally reporting about the lies and manipulations of the US government regarding the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria. Far from shining a light on the true situation in the country, however, these reports continue to avoid the underlying causes and explanations for what is happening in Syria, and the forces that are behind it. This is the GRTV Backgrounder on Global Research TV.
Yuram Abdullah Weiler – Ghouta Attacks: Who was responsible?
..contrary to the claims of the White House or other US government officials, I cannot believe that His Excellency President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was in any way responsible for the August 21, 2013 attacks. I do believe, based on the evidence available, that this was a false-flag operation, planned and executed by Saudi-funded terrorists with the collusion of the Israeli entity and the approval of the United States.