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Syria’s adherence to CWC comes within its commitment to achieve international peace and security


Syria’s adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) it joined in 2013 without any pressure and within the framework of its sovereignty and independence hinders the attempts of the United States, which goes ahead with using false-flag chemical attacks as pretext to carry out aggressions, to impose its conditions on Damascus.

This is one of the main points mentioned in a joint seminar held on Sunday at al-Assad Library in Damascus between Deputy Minister of Expatriates and Foreign Affairs Dr. Faisal al-Mikdad and the Parliamentarian Dr. Ahmad Merei to shed light on a book entitled ‘Syria and Chemical Weapons- Facts and Documents”.

The book written by Dr. Merei explains in details the history of the use of chemical weapons in the world, Syria’s accession to the CWC in the light of public international law and Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties adopted in 1969, the official statements of the Syrian Ministry of Expatriates and Foreign Affairs on CWC, the UNSC resolution No. 2118 and International peace and security.

It puts forward (1) the necessity of the continuity of compliance with the CWC’s obligations by signatories and state-parties because the break of obligations damages human rights, (2)the need to clarify the standards of humanitarian conventions, (3)the importance of making world public opinion aware of the destructive effects of chemical weapons in order to gather world support for affecting political decisions of world countries to destroy any chemical weapons that they own or possess.

Add to that, the author underlines (4)the need to make public opinion aware of the danger of the terrorist groups’ possession of chemical weapons and using them and (5)to consider the possession or production or the use of CW as an international crime as these weapons pose threat to all mankind.

“The first countries used the chemical weapons in the modern era were the ones that took part in the  World War I ,i.e. Germany, France, UK, and US. Over 100.000 persons were killed by toxic gases in this war that claimed the lives of 1.300.000 persons,” Dr. Merei said.

Syria support committee in Sweden to defend Syria by all available means


Press officer of Syria support committee in Sweden Mr. Hussein al-Dawod has affirmed that there have been big obstacles in affecting the public opinion in Stockholm as the official stance of the kingdom of Sweden follows in the footsteps of the official stance of European Union and the West.

In an interview with the Syriatimes e-newspaper, Mr. al-Dawod made it clear that the state-run media outlets in Sweden were circulating –over the past 7 years- a lot of fake news about the events in Syria and that coincided with receiving many Syrians supporting terrorists plus many terrorists holding Swedish nationality.

“We are working in an environment containing a lot of risks, but fortunately the brutal crimes perpetrated by terrorist organizations in Syria proved their connection with hateful forces. This proof helped us to shed light on the fact that the western world defends the perpetrators of these heinous crimes,” the press officer said.

Reese Erlich details how US intelligence agencies admit Iran has had no nuclear weapons program

US presidents use the myth of a nuclear Iranian bomb because they can't argue "we are waging war for oil," according to the US correspondent Reese Erlich, who is the author of the ‘Iran Agenda Today’ book. 

The author told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that his book, published in October, details how the major US intelligence agencies admit Iran has had no nuclear weapons program since 2003.

“The Iranian government argues strongly that it never had such a program. But both the US and Israel use the myth of an Iranian nuclear bomb as a means to scare people and to justify military assaults on Iranians, whether in Syria or in Iran itself which has one of the largest oil reserves in the world,” he said.

German politician to ST: Germany is still being used to appease Turkey


German politician has described the plan of his country’s government to receive the Turkish regime’s head Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with military honors and a state banquet as a ‘dangerous signal’.

Dr. Christian Blex, the AFD [Alternative for Germany or Alternative für Deutschland] Member of Parliament told the Syriatimes e-newspaper in response to a question on his party’s attitude towards Erdogan’s forthcoming visit to Berlin: “I don’t mind his coming for diplomatic reasons. However, I don’t condone at all that our government plans to receive Erdogan with military honors and a state banquet. That is a dangerous signal given his politics and religious radicalism.”

He, in addition, clarified that the main agenda of the visit is money as it comes one week after the visit of Turkey’s finance minister to Germany.

“We know how much Turkey’s economy is struggling and Turkey’s finance minister has already visited Germany one week ahead of Erdogan. They will get some billions for sure. The party leader of the Social Democrats, Andrea Nahles, promoted the idea of funding Erdogan’s Turkey with German Euros as soon as the Lira collapsed. Maybe she hopes, that will get her dying party some votes from Turkish citizens,” the diplomat said.

He asserted that Erdogan –as per usual- uses this visit for a meet-and-greet with his faithful base, too. “On Saturday, he is supposed to be the guest of honor at the opening of a Turkish mega-mosque in Cologne.”

Prof. Tim Anderson to ST: Colonial media is very resistant to reasonable debate

The opportunities have arisen for anti-war voices to be more widely heard when a major advance in Syria’s war against terrorism has been made, according to the Australian political economist and author, Prof. Tim Anderson, who recently participated in a seminar held in Damascus on ‘Propaganda of Wars’.

The professor told the Syriatimes e-newspaper in response to question about the impact of his books, posts, reports and those of others (like Eva Bartlett and Vanessa Beeley) on public opinion in the west: “I believe we influence small groups of people. But when there has been a major advance in Syria (the liberation of Palmyra, the Russian exposure of DAESH links to Turkey, the liberation of Aleppo, etc..) opportunities do arise for our voice to be more widely heard.

“At least we have created a body of work, in research and reports, which enables honest and curious people to find a quite independent account to that of the colonial media,” he added, pointing out that the colonial media, which he spoke of in a recent seminar at al-Assad Library in Damascus, is very resistant to reasonable debate.