Turkey will pay price for supporting Syria militants: Iran MP

An Iranian lawmaker says the Turkish government will suffer the consequences of its wrong policy of supporting terrorist groups in Syria,according to Press TV.

“Supporting the extremist groups, which have infiltrated into Syria from different countries and have no respect for any principle, is one of the wrong policies that the Ankara government is pursuing,” Aziz Akbarian said on Wednesday.

 He went on to say that training terrorist groups  in Turkey, which come from different ethnic and religious backgrounds, will presage a dangerous future for that country.

On December 25, members of the main Turkish opposition party, the Republican People’s Party, said Libyan and Saudi terrorist groups are freely entering Syria via Turkey's border.

They added that Turkish military escorts and protects the militants on their way to join terrorist groups in Syria.

Analysts believe that the move is part of an anti-Syria plot hatched by the US, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to fuel the unrest in the country by increasing the number of militants fighting against the government.

    “Meddling in the internal affairs of Syria, which has a representative in the United Nations and is independent, is against the international law and will create new precedence for interfering in countries’ internal affairs,” Akbarian pointed out.

The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed terrorists are foreign nationals.

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Turkey will pay price for supporting Syria militants: Iran MP (2)

An Iranian lawmaker says the Turkish government will suffer the consequences of its wrong policy of supporting terrorist groups in Syria,according to Press TV.

“Supporting the extremist groups, which have infiltrated into Syria from different countries and have no respect for any principle, is one of the wrong policies that the Ankara government is pursuing,” Aziz Akbarian said on Wednesday.

 He went on to say that training terrorist groups  in Turkey, which come from different ethnic and religious backgrounds, will presage a dangerous future for that country.

On December 25, members of the main Turkish opposition party, the Republican People’s Party, said Libyan and Saudi terrorist groups are freely entering Syria via Turkey's border.

They added that Turkish military escorts and protects the militants on their way to join terrorist groups in Syria.

Analysts believe that the move is part of an anti-Syria plot hatched by the US, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to fuel the unrest in the country by increasing the number of militants fighting against the government.

    “Meddling in the internal affairs of Syria, which has a representative in the United Nations and is independent, is against the international law and will create new precedence for interfering in countries’ internal affairs,” Akbarian pointed out.

The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed terrorists are foreign nationals.

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Cabinet reviews fuel and gas items

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ The cabinet has reviewed situation of fuel and gas and procedures of stopping illegal trade and smuggling of these two items (fuel-gas) to the neighboring countries, SANA reported.

Today-meeting also revolved around means of combatting corruption to ensure the said items. It endorsed a bill stipulates for setting up a social care center and accepted two bills related to working system in the Syrian Telecommunication Company.

The government has exerted, over the past year, every possible effort to confront challenges and remove obstacles that are facing Syria, Prime Minister said in the meeting.

Dr.Wael al-Halqi added that the efforts aimed at limiting the obstacles' negative impacts on the citizens' life, SANA reported.

He underscored that the national economy is steady, appealing on ministers to intensify their communication with citizens and meet their basic requirements.

Regarding political situation, the Premier said: "we are moving in the right direction to solve the current crisis. We are open to any initiative based on dialogue and peaceful ways to bring about a solution."

He hailed the Syrian Arab army's sacrifices and the Syrian diplomatic efforts as well as the people's steadfastness and support to their political leadership.

Foreign Minister, Walid al-Moallem briefed the cabinet on the latest political developments.

At the beginning of the meeting, the cabinet congratulated President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian people on the occasion of the New Year wishing that 2013 would be the year of security and stability all over Syria.

Basma Qaddour

 

Several Norwegian Nationals Join Terrorists in Syria

 

The "Jabhat Al-Nusra" group, which is on the United States' list of terrorist organizations, has recruited Norwegian citizens to fight against the Syrian people, reports said,according to FNA.

According to the NRK TV channel, between 10 and 20 Norwegian citizens have travelled to Syria to participate in the fighting there.

Meantime, the VG newspaper also quoted security sources as saying that" Jabhat Al-Nusra" is one of the groups under scrutiny by the Norwegian intelligence service and Secret Police (PST).

A member of the terrorist Free Syrian Army had earlier informed that 13 Norwegian citizens have joined Jabhat Al-Nusra's ranks in the war in Syria.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

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Awqaf Minister, Patriarch Yaziji: Moderate Policy, Islamic-Christian Fraternity Protect Homeland against Dangers

DAMSCUS, (ST) - Minister of Awqaf Mohammad Abdul Sattar Assayed and Patriarch John X Yaziji of Antioch and All East for the Greek Orthodox have underscored that Syria's moderate policy and model of Islamic-Christian fraternity will keep the homeland safe from dangers.

Meeting Patriarch Yaziji at the Mariamite Cathedral in Damascus on Tuesday on the occasion of assuming the Patriarchate seat, the Awqaf Minister said "Arab civilization was built by both the Moslems and Christians of the nation. Syria will continue to be an example to be followed by other nations as regards enhancing religious fraternity."

The Minister pointed out that the awareness of the Syrian people will be the guarantee of Syria's inevitable victory over conspiracies.

The meeting was attended by several Islamic scholars.