The continuous process of the Correction Movement

 Syrian people nationwide remember these days with great pride the glorious  anniversary of the Correction Movement which was led by the late great leader Hafez al-Assad. The importance of the Correction Movement lies in the fact that it corrected the march of the Baath Party and returned it to the people. Syrian people are marking the anniversary with strong determination to press ahead with the battle against takfiri terrorism, which aims to destroy the great achievements realized by the Correction Movement. Syria marks this anniversary while being more stronger, determined and more committed to the national principles and interests of its people. ‏

 Before November 16, 1970, Syria was a weak state that has no position on the geo-political map. But after that date, the late great leader Hafez al-Assad changed Syria into a key state to be reckoned with at all levels. The late President, through his wisdom, strategic vision and firm stances has achieved great accomplishments, established strategic relations with neighboring countries and created a vital and effective space and a regional balance. Syria has moved into the stage of an effective Arab presence in the regional and international circles to defend the rights of the Arab nation, especially the central cause of the Arab people, the Palestine question.

‏It is too difficult to enumerate the achievements of the Correction Movement in an article. The great Correction Movement created the appropriate atmosphere to lay the foundation for establishing the state and building the human being making Syria realize comprehensive socio-economic development represented by great accomplishments in all domains.

October victory in 1973 was one of the great achievements of the Movement. It is considered a luminous landmark in the history of modern Syria. Immediately after the Correction Movement, the late great President Hafez al-Assad began the process of rebuilding the Syrian army to be ready to the battle of liberation against the Israeli forces of occupation. The late great leader Hafez Al Assad re-built Syria's military in order to unleash a war of Liberation. On October 6th, 1973, the Syrian and Egyptian armies achieved a landslide victory against the Israeli army. The victory inaugurated the dawn of a new era and created a promising turning point in the life of the Arab Nation. This sweeping victory had great consequences at the local and international levels.

Sanctions, illegal & unethical policy


The economic siege imposed by some governments on many of the world’s states directly hinders the achievement of economic and social development of these states’ peoples. Those who impose the unilateral sanctions are the states which enjoy an economic, political and military influence which makes them think that they can punish the states which oppose their policies of imposing hegemony on the world under the pretexts of defending human rights or combating terrorism.

The General Assembly should set active mechanisms for putting an end to these hostile practices and to the policies of siege and the unilateral economic measures which violate the international law. The states which impose illegal economic sanctions are responsible for the economic losses inflicted on the states on which they impose such illegal siege.

The US administration's bid to re-impose sanctions on Iran's vital oil and financial sectors is in line with Washington's policies to undermine peace and security in the Middle East. The new wave of Washington's sanctions reflects the US failure to deliver on its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015. The United States acts in a way that contravenes the UN Charter, international law and the multilateral trade system and magnifies the humanitarian suffering of nations hit by these sanctions. The new package of sanctions will only make Iran more determined to abort the US unethical policies.

The US policies and decisions are facing practical opposition across the world. Most countries except few ones have started opposing the US behavior, particularly over the re-imposition of unilateral sanctions. The recent destructive move by the US to impose a new wave of sanctions on Iran should be immediately reviewed. If Washington, as it claims, is indeed interested in negotiations with Tehran, the policy of sanctions pressure aimed at diminishing Iran’s economic and defense potential as well as undermining the internal political situation there must be revised immediately. America's goal with sanctions is to cripple and hold back Iran's economy, but the outcome is that the push toward self-sufficiency has expanded in the country.

Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed US President Donald Trump's decision to re-impose all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord on Iran. Netanyahu cried foul, saying he had been calling for "renewed sanctions" against Iran "for years. Back in May, Netanyahu hailed what he called Trump’s "bold" decision to pull the US out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the nuclear deal is officially known.

October victories continue to roll on


Fifty four years have elapsed since Syria’s victory against the Zionist entity in October Liberation War. The memories of 1973 war will remain vivid in the minds as the Arab soldiers shattered the legend of the invincible Israeli army and proved the capability of Syrian fighters to use the most sophisticated  weapons and achieve landslide victories.

The Syrian army’s battlefield victories continue to roll on. Nowadays, the Syrian people are living the joy of victory over large-scale terrorist war waged on their country with the aim of undermining its strength, unity and steadfastness. A victory that would not have been possible without the heroism and bravery of the Syrian army and the great sacrifices of its members to restore security and stability to every part of their beloved homeland.

The significant triumph in October Liberation War paved the way for a series of victories . For more than six years, the Syrian army has confronted western-US-Zionist schemes to fragment the region and defeated their agents of takfiri mercenaries despite the massive intelligence and logistic support provided for them.

Commemorating the 45th anniversary of October Liberation War, Syria is facing one of the most dangerous battles since the early twentieth century with the aim of making this country out of the circle of the confrontation with the Zionist enemy and liquidating the Palestinian cause in favor of the Zionist-Western schemes to control the Arab region with all its human and natural resources.

Inhumane and reckless


From the very beginning of the US President Donald Trump's term, talk about the notorious century's deal started with the aim of liquidating the Palestine question and destroying any prospects for just and comprehensive peace which guarantees the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to self- determination and the establishment of their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Radical American Zionists are sure to produce radical Zionist proposals. It's the nature of things. And the dealmaker trio - Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman - even boasts of supporting and funding illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The extremist Netanyahu revised Peres' old proposal and proposed "economic peace" - presumably a "realistic" approach to the "complex" and "historic" conflict. It requires the so-called "moderate" Arab regimes and a sensible Palestinian leadership that puts aside the "grandfather's conflict" for the sake of the "children's future" - as Kushner parroted in a recent interview. If no such leadership exists, it must be invented. For "if there is peace, Israel's prosperity would spill over very quickly to the Palestinians."

Chemical Drama


As the zero hour for declaring victory against terrorism in Syria and uprooting takfiri terrorist organizations from the Syrian soil, some Western states and their agents in the region are trying to prepare a new chapter of the chemical farce which started several years ago and coincided with every victory realized by the heroes of the Syrian Arab army in their battle against terrorism. The forces supporting terrorism in Syria have consistently used chemical weapons as a pretext to block the progress of the Syrian Army as they use it as a political pressure against the Syrian state to hinder all efforts being exerted to end the crisis in Syria and obstruct the political solution.

The goal of the propaganda campaign currently being waged against Syria by the US and its allies is not only to provide support for the terrorists, who are using chemical weapons, but also to encourage them to use it again. Since the beginning of this year, four incidents of chemical weapons use by terrorists have been uncovered in Suruj in Idleb countryside and Msheirfeh. There is a lot of evidence of the use of weapons containing mustard gas by terrorists on September 16, 2016 in Umm Hosh, as well as their use of sarin gas in 2013 in Khan al-Asal and Eastern Ghouta.

The US claims of new chemical attacks allegedly planned by the Syrian government are unsubstantiated. These accusations are not backed up by anything. No one is putting forward any facts and the goal is to aggravate tensions and prolong the crisis. This complicates the negotiation process, negatively affects the efforts being made in Astana and Geneva. The statements and accusations fabricated in the past few days by Western officials and representatives of their governments are part of a cheap political and media war that has been always coincided with the Syrian army and its allies’ real achievements in the fight against terrorism and the intra-Syrian talks, whether in Astana or Geneva,  to hinder the Syrian government’s efforts to achieve a political solution among the Syrians without foreign interference.

The allegations made by the US and its allies on the use of chemical weapons have become exposed to the world public opinion and its purpose is to justify any potential aggression against Syria. The best proof of this is what happened last April in Douma, where Washington deliberately blocked the arrival of the investigation team to the region and rushed to anticipate the launching of the tripartite aggression on Syria which proves that the accusations are just an excuse to justify aggression and that the US is not interested in any investigation that is inconsistent with its policies.