Political plan-committee adopts decisions

DAMASCUS,(ST)_The ministerial committee recently formed to supervise the implementation of the endorsed political plan to resolve crisis in Syria has adopted a number of decisions after dwelling up executive issues.

According to SANA, the committee held a meeting today [Saturday] chaired by Dr.Wael al-Halqi, Prime Minister at the cabinet headquarters , and reviewed means of facilitating the arrival of humanitarian aid to affected people and using railways in this regard.

Moreover, the meeting dealt with rehabilitation of infrastructure, compensations to be paid to the affected citizens under defined rules.

The committee delegated the Ministry of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to follow up the file of the Syrian citizens, who have been forced to leave to the neighboring countries.

It would facilitate their safe return to the homeland via borders and ensure temporary residences for the citizens whose homes destroyed during the events.

As for guarantees to be offered to the opposition forces that want to take part in the national dialogue, the committee discussed Interior Ministry's memorandum and procedures to be taken.

On the other hand, the National Reconciliation Ministry has to draw up a list including names of prisoners and missing people to be published so that citizens could provide the ministry with available information about them.

B.Qaddour

Political plan-committee adopts decisions (2)

DAMASCUS,(ST)_The ministerial committee recently formed to supervise the implementation of the endorsed political plan to resolve crisis in Syria has adopted a number of decisions after dwelling up executive issues.

According to SANA, the committee held a meeting today [Saturday] chaired by Dr.Wael al-Halqi, Prime Minister at the cabinet headquarters , and reviewed means of facilitating the arrival of humanitarian aid to affected people and using railways in this regard.

Moreover, the meeting dealt with rehabilitation of infrastructure, compensations to be paid to the affected citizens under defined rules.

The committee delegated the Ministry of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to follow up the file of the Syrian citizens, who have been forced to leave to the neighboring countries.

It would facilitate their safe return to the homeland via borders and ensure temporary residences for the citizens whose homes destroyed during the events.

As for guarantees to be offered to the opposition forces that want to take part in the national dialogue, the committee discussed Interior Ministry's memorandum and procedures to be taken.

On the other hand, the National Reconciliation Ministry has to draw up a list including names of prisoners and missing people to be published so that citizens could provide the ministry with available information about them.

B.Qaddour

Syrian government is as strong as ever,says Safieddine

 Head of Hezbollah's Executive Council Sheikh Hashem Safieddine stressed that the Syrian government is as strong as ever, and said those waiting for the collapse of the Syrian government and its possible impact on Lebanon's next parliamentary elections are mistaken.

Sheikh Safieddine's remarks came while certain foreign countries, including the US, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are trying hard to "overthrow the Syrian government" in order to influence Lebanon's next parliamentary elections,according to FNA.

He noted that Lebanon's next parliamentary elections and formation of the new government in the country "will take place while Syria's incumbent government will still be in power", Al-Ahd news agency reported.

Sheikh Safieddine said those thinking about the collapse of the Syrian government should know that pressures cannot force it to fall, alluding that the Syrian  government will survive beyond Lebanon's upcoming parliamentary elections.

Lebanon's parliamentary elections are slated for 2013, but no exact date of the elections has been disclosed as yet.

M.D

Boroujerdi Rejects Accusations about Iran's Alleged Meddling in Syria

Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi categorically denied the recent allegations raised by terrorists  about Iran's alleged interference in the internal affairs of Syria,according to FNA.

"We definitely have no reason to interfere in Syria's affairs because this country has an army and extensive facilities and its army is comprised of armed popular groups which are resisting (against rebels and terrorist groups)," Boroujerdi said on Friday.

He added that armed opposition groups in Syria, backed by foreign countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are leveling such allegations against Iran due to their failure to change the current political structure in Syria.

R.S

Moscow seeks to unify Int'l stances towards crisis in Syria, says Lavrov

MOSCOW,(ST)_Russia underscores the need for immediate cessation of all forms of violence in Syria and starting a Syrian comprehensive dialogue to settle the crisis.

The remark was made on Friday by the Russian Foreign Minister, SergeiLavrov, who held talks with Leader of the Lebanese Progressive Socialist Party, WalidJunblat.

"The talks dealt with the situation in Syria in the light of increasing negative consequences of 'armed conflict' on the region's states," the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said in its statement.

It added that Lavrov asserted full support for stability and independence of Lebanon and all states in the region as well. He also restated Russia's firm stances for solving internal cases peacefully through dialogue and far away from foreign meddling and imposed dictations.

'A dirty' attack

Meanwhile, Russia's presidential envoy to the Middle East, Mikhael Bogdanov, echoed Lavrov's remark as regards solving the ongoing crisis in Syria through dialogue and under Geneva Statement.

In a meeting with a Syrian parliamentary delegation in Moscow, Bogdanov noted Russia's efforts being exerted to unify international stances to bring about a peaceful solution to crisis in Syria.

"A 'dirty' attack is being launched against Syria via mass media, particularly the western one," the Russian Envoy said, citing that some western mass media distort the reality of Russia's attitude towards Syria and falsify the Russian leadership's remarks in this regard.

"The Syrian MPs' visit to Moscow comes within the framework of reactivating parliamentary and diplomatic relations and developing communication between representative of public opinion in Syria and Russia at all levels," Bogdanov said.