14 mars

almasdarnews.com – Russian delegation slams UN commission’s report on Aleppo

The Russian delegation has slammed conclusions of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic as to events in Aleppo in June-December 2016.
At a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, it said the aim of the report was to distort the facts. In its previous speeches at the Human Rights Council, Russian representatives “continuously marked an agenda-driven nature of Commission’s activity, an unbalanced nature of its reports,” the Russian delegation said.
As for the present report, “its aim is clear – presenting the operation to liberate Eastern Aleppo from Jabhat al-Nusra (outlawed in Russia) gunmen and associated with it groups not as an anti-terrorist campaign, but as some bloodbath staged by the Syrian armed forces with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces,” it said.
Russia expects unbiased assessment of crimes in Aleppo from international community
The Russian diplomats drew attention to the date when the report on Aleppo was issued. It was made public on March 1, when a next round of intra-Syrian talks was underway in Geneva. Efforts were needed to create a positive atmosphere for a dialog, but the authors of the report “chose a different path”.

Gareth Porter – A Flawed UN Investigation on Syria

U.N. investigators increasingly make their conclusions fall in line with Western propaganda, especially on the war in Syria, as occurred in a distorted report about last year’s attack on an aid convoy, explains Gareth Porter.

almasdarnews.com – Russia recalls UNSC draft statement on Damascus attack due to West’s position

Russia was forced to recall its draft statement of the United Nations Security Council condemning the March 11 terror attack in Damascus because a number of Western countries tried to change the document’s essence, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Security Council often fails to find a common language on the Syrian crisis. “Thus, the politically-motivated position of a number of its Western members made it impossible to reach consensus on the Russia-initiated draft press statement condemning the hideous terror attack in Damascus on March 11 that claimed, according to the latest reports, more than 70 lives,” the ministry said.

theduran.com – “They [Americans] are invaders,” says Syrian President in new interview

In an interview with Chinese PHOENIX TV, Assad responded to the question of whether his government had consented to the deployment, stating, “any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation or consultation or permission, they are invaders, whether they are American, Turkish, or any other one.”

jinge.se – USA sänder olagligt ännu fler soldater till Syrien, som protesterar

Barbara Nimri Aziz – Letter to My Friend in Damascus. The Recently Announced American Invasion into Your Country

I am afraid to ask you you’re feelings about the recently announced American invasion into your country. In our talks these past months, we’ve spoken only about hardships: the increasing scarcity of electricity, water and food shortages, an absence of home heating fuel. This in the capital, Damascus, where people can still go to school and to work, where some local buses can navigate through the mud and debris, where drivers can sometimes find petrol for their cars.
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