MP Fares Shehabi to ST: There are Russian and Iranian Guarantees that Turkey Won't Expand in Syrian Territories

Syrian Member of Parliament Fares Shehabi told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that there are Russian and Iranian guarantees that Turkey will not attack new Syrian areas or expand in the Syrian territories.

Commenting on reports that Washington gave a green light to the Turkish president to attack Afrin area in Aleppo province by announcing its intention to stop arming Syrian Kurds, the MP said: "There are Russian and Iranian guarantees that Turkey will not launch an attack or expand in Syrian territories," stressing that the Syrian government will face any new Turkish aggression by all means.

Mikdad: Syria appreciates Iranian efforts on preventing terrorists from possessing weapons of mass destruction

The Hague - Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said that Syria appreciates the efforts exerted by the Islamic Republic of Iran in the war on terrorism and its endeavors to prevent terrorist organizations from possessing weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons, SANA reported.

Mikdad’s remarks came during a meeting with the Iranian delegation to the 22nd Session of the Conference of the States Parties in the OPCW which is currently held in The Hague, with the two sides discussing issues related to the Conference and the deliberations it has witnessed and the draft resolutions before it.

He affirmed that Syria appreciates the Iranian position in the Conference and its efforts to preserve the credibility of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and its charter as well as  its support to Syria in the face of attempts by some Western countries to divert the OPCW from its goals and exploit  it for their own agendas.

Munzer: Syria committed to facilitate humanitarian aid delivery despite terrorist breaches

New York – Acting Chargé d’affaires of Syria’s permanent delegation to the UN Munzer Munzer said that the Syrian government is committed to provide all facilitation required to deliver humanitarian aid despite the escalation of terrorist acts, breaches of de-escalation zone agreement and targeting of cities and residential areas.

Speaking at a UN Security Council’s session on Syria, Munzer stressed the need for keeping the work of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) far away from double standards and pressures exerted by the governments of some UNSC permanent member states with the aim of using the humanitarian file as a tool to pressure the Syrian government, SANA reported.

He noted that the parties assigned with preparing the monthly report should rely on the principle of respecting the relevant UN resolutions, topped with the commitment to respect the Syrian Arab Republic’s sovereignty and the safety of its territories, in addition to providing humanitarian aid to Syria without any politicization or selectivity.

Delegation of Syrian Arab Republic holds session of talks with de Mistura

Geneva - Delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, headed by Dr.Bashar al-Jaafari, held a session of talks Wednesday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at UN HQ in Geneva in the framework of the 8th round of the Syrian-Syrian talks.

Talks during the meeting dealt with means of pushing the Syrian-Syrian talks forwards with the necessity of not putting any pre-conditions that could obstruct the dialogue or undermine it, SANA reported.

Earlier on the day, the Syrian Arab Republic delegation arrived in Geneva to participate in the 8th round of Geneva talks.

Last Monday, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura reiterated that the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva should be held without preconditions.

The Swiss city of Geneva hosted 7 rounds of the intra-Syrian dialogue; the last round was concluded on July 14th.

Army establishes control over Mazraa and Azeizet Abeisan villages in Aleppo countryside

Aleppo - Units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the allied forces, conducted on Wednesday special operations against gatherings for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Aleppo’s southeastern countryside, regaining control over the villages of Mazraa andAzeizet Abeisan southwest of Khanasir town.

SANA said that the operations ended with killing and injuring a number of al-Nusra terrorists, while the remaining terrorists fled to the neighboring villages, and army units are still pursing them and dismantling IDEs and mines planted by the terrorists in the streets, main squares, and houses.

Sabbagh: Syria a State of Institutions… Baroness Cox: Syria Is the First Line in Defense of Freedom

DAMASCUS– Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammouda Sabbagh stressed that the war which has been waged on Syria for 7 years was plotted by foreign parties and began with propaganda war launched by Arab and western media outlets using different tools such as deception and fact distortion.

Sabbagh’s remarks came during his meeting with the House of Lords and the Anglican Church delegation, according to SANA.

He said that Syria is recovering from the war in line with victories made by the Syrian Arab army in cooperation with its allies and friendly states against Daesh and other terrorist organizations, adding that the government’s priorities lie in full eradication of terrorist hubs, consolidation of national reconciliation, the return of displaced people and the launch of reconstruction process.

Mikdad: Syria Highly Appreciates Russia’s Support in the War against Terrorism

THE HAGUE-Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said that Syria highly appreciates Russia’s support in the fight against terrorism and the common coordination between the two sides, especially in confronting the attempts of countries that exploit international organizations to cover terrorist crimes, SANA reported.

Mikdad’s remarks came during a meeting with a Russian delegation, headed by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov, to the 22nd Session of the Conference of the States Parties in the OPCW which is being held in The Hague, during which both sides exchanged point of views on the joint cooperation in issues related to the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).