Violation of International Law: Frozen Syrian Bank Assets Confiscated by EU, Transferred to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Foreign Ministry : release of Syrian assets frozen by EU to fund elimination of chemical weapons flagrant violation of law
globalresearch.ca – US-UN Fears Assad Win in Free Syrian Election?
Roknabadi told the Daily Star that the Iranian government had been under pressure to convince Syrian president Bashar al-Assad not to run again for president. As Syria’s only regional ally, Iran presumably has a good deal of influence with the Assad government.
[U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey] Feltman, during a visit to Iran last summer, asked officials to convince Assad not to run in the elections. The Iranian officials asked him: ‘What’s the problem if he runs,’ to which Feltman responded: ‘If he runs, he will win the elections.’
voiceofrussia.com – Geneva-2 peace talks on Syria should not have any ‘artificial deadlines’ – Russian FM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed attempts to set some deadlines for the Geneva II international conference on Syria as unconstructive. ”When the Russian-American initiative was announced, it was said clearly that these negotiations should not have any artificially set time parameters, or any artificial deadlines,” Lavrov said at a press conference after talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Moscow on Friday.
”It is being said today that any further talks are pointless because the [Syrian] government does not want to agree on the composition of a transitional ruling body. We are going in circles. I have already explained why such an approach can hardly be called logical and constructive,” the Russian minister said.
voiceofrussia.com – Only strong resolution can help in Syria – US Ambassador
The US is only interested in passing a strong UN Security Council resolution on the humanitarian situation in Syria that can lead to meaningful action, says Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN.
The Debate – Syria Situation (P.1) – del 2 –Syria must expel foreign troops: W.G. Tarpley
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