President Bashar Al-Assad enjoys strong popular support,says Roknabadi

Iran once again underlined the necessity of a peaceful settlement of the crisis in Syria, and called on Syrian opposition groups to come to the table of negotiations.

Speaking to Lebanese Al-Manar TV network on Thursday, Tehran's Ambassador to Beirut Qazanfar Roknabadi stressed strong popular support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,according to FNA.

"Majority of Syrian people want reform and return of peace to their country and those who provoke unrests, they should respect people's demands. Opposition groups should come to the negotiating table and take distance from the terrorist groups," Roknabadi stated.

As regards Iran's stance on developments in Syria, Roknabadi said Tehran has done its best to stop violence in Syria and has supported people's demand for reform.

"The current unrests in Syria have roots in a US plot which serves the security of the Zionist regime. Iran's 6-point peace plan for Syria will prepare ground for the holding of parliamentary election and a new cabinet for the implementation of reform plans under the rule of Assad until 2014 presidential election."

Iranian officials have recently called on political leaders and religious figures in the region to support Tehran's 6-point plan to settle the crisis in Syria.

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US preparing chemical arms provocation in Syria

Americans are preparing a provocation in Syria, involving chemical weapons, Iranian ambassador to Russia Seyyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi has told the Voice of Russia radio station.

Mr. Sajjadi said in his interview Tehran had enough time to acquaint itself with Americans’ mentality. He pointed out that, before Iraq’s 1980 invasion into Iran, American media were hyping Tehran’s alleged plans of aggression against Baghdad, whereas now Washington is speculating about Damascus being ready to use its chemical weapons against opposition forces in order to justify the use of chemical weapons against the Syrians.

 “What is happening in Syria is not a "revolution", it’s an armed uprising, which is backed by invaders,” Mr. Sajjadi said.  

The Syrian Foreign Ministry previously assured the UN Secretary General it would never use chemical weapons against armed groups. Damascus said, however, that it feared some countries might have provided opposition "rebels" with chemical weapons to later accuse the Syrian security forces of using its chemical stockpile.

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Russia reiterates firm stance towards crisis in Syria

MOSCOW,(ST)-Michael Bugdanov,the Special Representative of the Russian President for the Middle East Affairs and Deputy Foreign Minister ,meets on Wednesday Syria's ambassador to Moscow Riyad Hadad.

Talks dealt with latest developments in Syria.

During the meeting, both sides exchanged frank views on the current situation in Syria ."Russia reiterated its firm stance as regards a rapid political solution to the crisis in Syria on the base of Geneva statement, "said Russian Foreign Ministry.

For his part,Alexie Pushkov,Chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affaires,made it clear that the US and what so-called "friends of Syria "signed Geneva statement in one hand and arming and funding armed groups in another hand.

"They(the US and "friends of Syria" )behind the failure of UN ex-envoy Kofi Annan's plan,"Pushkov asserted.

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Historical Settlement; but with Whom?

 

 

 

The Vice-President, Mr. Farouk al-Sharaa, stated recently in a talk with the Lebanese al-akhbar Daily that "I do not see that what the security forces and the army units are doing will not reach a conclusive end, especially since we understand, without any illusions, the threat of the current campaign to destroy Syria, its history, civilization, and people." So what! A historical settlement!

As a Syrian, why should I need the Army and security units! Simply, and personally I need them to protect and defend me and my family against threats; and if they weren’t to do so, how could I feel safe and secure! How when it comes to a country like Syria? Should the Army and security forces turn blind eyes to the ongoing tsunami of terrorist attacks by dozens of al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist groups! Including the recently US enlisted al-Nusra terrorists. Personally, I think it is not a matter of a conclusiveness or inclusiveness, but rather a matter of duty and legitimate right of every country to defend itself. Some countries deploy troops to save pet animals, and not humans from the foreign-backed terrorist groups' slaughter, rape, torture…

" The threat of the current campaign to destroy Syria, its history, civilization, and people" does necessitate a fierce legitimate defense. The Syrians live under the persistent threat of slaughter, mutilations, and booby-trapped means of killing, in a hurry to meet the mermaids of paradise! Should I or we witness their marriage ceremonies, or what!

Yes, Syria does need a historical settlement; but with whom? With the trouble makers who not only do reject dialogue, but arm, shelter and finance the killers including Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, USA, Al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ''Sharon Brother'', Doha puppets…! Syrians themselves, by themselves and for themselves can achieve a historical settlement! Al-Akhbar's Editor-in-Chief, who interviewed Mr. al-Shraa did write in less than 12 hours after the published interview that "Many of the opposition groups today are motivated by revenge or a settling of accounts with the regime, or are beholden to the whims of who funds and arms them. Washington’s recent efforts to unite the armed factions under a single military command structure will only further limit the opposition’s ability to act independently."

“You might be surprised if I tell you that even the president himself might not be able to provide you with a satisfactory answer, although he has all the power in the country in his hands.” Indeed I am, a naive Syrian, surprised over the quoted! It is a well-known established fact that dialogue was outlined and initiated by the President, who spent long hours with delegations from all over the country, since the very beginning  of the crisis, when His Excellency ordered the army to carry sticks not guns!

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

 

 

 

Historical Settlement; but with Whom? (2)

 

 

 

The Vice-President, Mr. Farouk al-Sharaa, stated recently in a talk with the Lebanese al-akhbar Daily that "I do not see that what the security forces and the army units are doing will not reach a conclusive end, especially since we understand, without any illusions, the threat of the current campaign to destroy Syria, its history, civilization, and people." So what! A historical settlement!

As a Syrian, why should I need the Army and security units! Simply, and personally I need them to protect and defend me and my family against threats; and if they weren’t to do so, how could I feel safe and secure! How when it comes to a country like Syria? Should the Army and security forces turn blind eyes to the ongoing tsunami of terrorist attacks by dozens of al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist groups! Including the recently US enlisted al-Nusra terrorists. Personally, I think it is not a matter of a conclusiveness or inclusiveness, but rather a matter of duty and legitimate right of every country to defend itself. Some countries deploy troops to save pet animals, and not humans from the foreign-backed terrorist groups' slaughter, rape, torture…

" The threat of the current campaign to destroy Syria, its history, civilization, and people" does necessitate a fierce legitimate defense. The Syrians live under the persistent threat of slaughter, mutilations, and booby-trapped means of killing, in a hurry to meet the mermaids of paradise! Should I or we witness their marriage ceremonies, or what!

Yes, Syria does need a historical settlement; but with whom? With the trouble makers who not only do reject dialogue, but arm, shelter and finance the killers including Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, USA, Al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ''Sharon Brother'', Doha puppets…! Syrians themselves, by themselves and for themselves can achieve a historical settlement! Al-Akhbar's Editor-in-Chief, who interviewed Mr. al-Shraa did write in less than 12 hours after the published interview that "Many of the opposition groups today are motivated by revenge or a settling of accounts with the regime, or are beholden to the whims of who funds and arms them. Washington’s recent efforts to unite the armed factions under a single military command structure will only further limit the opposition’s ability to act independently."

“You might be surprised if I tell you that even the president himself might not be able to provide you with a satisfactory answer, although he has all the power in the country in his hands.” Indeed I am, a naive Syrian, surprised over the quoted! It is a well-known established fact that dialogue was outlined and initiated by the President, who spent long hours with delegations from all over the country, since the very beginning  of the crisis, when His Excellency ordered the army to carry sticks not guns!

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim