Syrian Community in Czech Republic Condemns Saturday's Terror Blasts in Homs

The Syrian community in Czech Republic has condemned the terror blasts that hit Homs city last Saturday, criticizing western politicians' silence towards terror acts in Syria.

It said in a statement released Monday that the Saturday's terror attacks in Homs city coincided with efforts being exerted in Geneva to reach solution to crisis in Syria. "This proves that sponsors of terrorism have not abandoned their illegal and immoral practices."

Talks with de Mistura not Suspended: Source

GENEVA, (ST)- Claims by some Gulf media outlets that talks with the UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura have been suspended are nothing but rumors aiming to disrupt the talks, according to a source close to the Syrian Arab Republic's delegation to the Intra-Syrian dialogue in Geneva.

"These repeated rumors by al-Arabiyya and al-Jazeera TV channels come within the framework of their sought to disrupt and foil the talks; an attempt that goes in harmony with the stances of the Saudi and Qatari governments which support terrorism in Syria and undermine efforts to stop bloodshed in the country," said the source.

De Mistura Continues His Meetings with Participants in Geneva Talks amid Disputes among "Opposition" Delegations

GENEVA, (ST)- The UN Chief's Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura on Monday continued for the fifth day his meetings with delegations participating in the Intra-Syrian talks in Geneva.

He was due today to meet "opposition" representatives of Riyadh platform. Yesterday, he met the opposition representatives of Moscow and Cairo platforms.

On Saturday, de Mistura met the Syrian Arab Republic 's delegation to the talks.  Head of the delegation Bashar al-Jaafari said in a press conference following the meeting that the session of talks focused on one point only which is prioritizing fighting terrorism. 

Proposed Resolution on Chemical Weapons in Syria Unacceptable: Gatilov

GENEVA -The Western version of a UN Security Council resolution on chemical weapons, envisaging sanctions against Syria, is unacceptable for Russia, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said Monday.according to Sputnik.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov said that the proposed UN Security Council draft resolution on chemical weapons use in Syria contradicted the principle of presumption of innocence and prejudged investigation results. On Friday, Safronkov stressed that Russia will veto the UN Security Council’s draft resolution imposing sanctions on Syria over alleged use of chemical weapon.

Putin: Astana Meetings on Syria Paved Way for Geneva Talks

ALMATY- The intra-Syrian talks in Syria have paved the way for the Geneva talks by setting up a mechanism for monitoring the cessation of hostilities in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

"These talks [on Syria in Astana] reached unprecedented results," Putin said. "A mechanism for monitoring the Syrian ceasefire has been established which provided an opportunity to resume the Geneva talks," Itar Tass reported.