Guarantor States of Astana Process Stress Respect for Syria's Sovereignty, Independence and Territorial Integrity

GENEVA, (ST)- Foreign ministers of the three guarantor states of Astana process on Syria (Russia, Iran and Turkey) on Tuesday held a meeting with the US Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to discuss settlement of the crisis in Syria with emphasis on forming the committee on discussing the constitution.

Following the meeting, the sides issued a joint statement in which the guarantor countries stressed their respect for Syria's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who read the statement, said that the sides agreed to exert efforts as to hold the first session of the committee on discussing the constitution in Geneva at the beginning of the coming year.

Recon Drone, Weapons and Shells Left behind by Terrorists Found in Daraa

DARAA- While combing the areas liberated from terrorism in the farms of Daraa al-Balad area, the authorities found a remote-controlled (RC) reconnaissance drone, weapons and shells, some of which are Western-made, that had been left behind by terrorist organizations, SANA reported.

SANA’s reporter in Daraa said while following up the process of securing the areas liberated from terrorism by the Syrian Arab Army,  the authorities found a reconnaissance drone, in addition to an amount of weapons and ammunition, some of which are Western-made, in the farms surrounding Daraa al-Balad area.

Army Foils Terrorists’ Attempt to Sneak into Military Point in Lattakia Countryside

LATTAKIA- A unit of the Syrian Arab Army has foiled an attempt by a terrorist group to sneak into a military post  in the vicinity of Kenssaba town in the eastern countryside of  Lattakia, according to SANA.

A military source told SANA that an army unit operating in Lattakia northeastern  countryside on Tuesday engaged in violent clashes with a terrorist group that tried to infiltrate into a military post in the vicinity of Kenssaba.

The clashes ended up with thwarting the infiltration attempt and killing or injuring many terrorists, while the remaining ones fled away leaving behind weapons and equipment, the source added.

Sousan: EU Lost Its Independent Decision because of Its Subordination to US Policies

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Sousan has stressed that the European Union has lost its independent decision and has been marginalized at the international arena because of its subordination to the US policies.

During a meeting on Tuesday with a French delegation led by former Minister and MP Thierry Mariani, Sousan said that the European Union has been experiencing successive failures inside and outside, pointing out that the illegitimate unilateral coercive measures the EU imposed on Syria have made it a partner in shedding the blood of the Syrians and in worsening their suffering.

Saudi Regime Is Neither Legally Nor Morally Qualified to Submit a Draft Resolution on Human Rights in Syria: al-Jaafari

NEW YORK, (ST)- Syria sees that voting in favor of the draft resolution submitted by the Saudi regime to the UN General Assembly on the situation of Human rights in Syria as an aggressive act against the country, Syria's Permanent Representative at the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari has affirmed, pointing out that the Israeli occupation entity's voting in support of this draft resolution uncovers the nature and identity of this draft and confirm the Saudi-Israeli alliance.

During the 55th meeting of the UN General Assembly's Third Committee on Monday, al-Jaafari said that the Saudi regime is not legally and morally qualified to submit such a draft resolution, because Saudi Arabia is the most dangerous and violent religious dictatorship in the world.

Photos Show Terrorists’ Tanker Trucks Smuggling Syrian Oil to Turkey and Iraq under US Protection

DAMASCUS – Recent satellite images and photos taken by Russian aerial reconnaissance showed convoys of tanker trucks belonging to terrorist groups located east of the Euphrates River that smuggle Syrian petroleum to Turkey and Iraq under direct cover from the USA and its illegal coalition, according to SANA.

Army Thwarts Continued Terrorists’ Attempts to Attack Military Points in Hama Countryside

HAMA- Syrian Arab Army units have conducted concentrated strikes against hotbeds of the terrorist groups in Hama northern countryside, according to SANA.

Those terrorist groups repeatedly renew their attempts to attack and infiltrate into military points centered  in the vicinity of safe villages and towns in Hama countryside, breaching  the demilitarized zone agreement in Idleb.