Face to Face – Syrian ambassador to UN: Mideast chaos plot to sow discord – del 2
voiceofrussia.com – Churkin is optimistic about passing statement banning oil exports by terrorists in Syria
The United Nations Security Council continues work on Russia-proposed draft statement targeting to fight against illegal oil purchases from terrorists in Syria, Russian Permanent Representative at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told journalists on Friday. The document, he said, had all the chances to be finally adopted.
ria.ru – Moscow Expects Success With New UN Special Representative for Syria
Russia expects successful work with Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura, who has been nominated as the next UN special representative for Syria, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
“He has extensive experience in mediating, he has served as the UN secretary general’s special representative in Iraq, Afghanistan. We have known him personally for a long time, I think we will work successfully together,” spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.
ria.ru – Russia Wants Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia to Join Syria Reconciliation Talks
Moscow has reiterated its proposal to engage Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other states in the Syrian reconciliation effort, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said in an interview with RIA Novosti Monday.