Shaaban: we will not retreat

Geneva, (ST)- "no force on earth would be able to touch a little bit of Syria’s soil or target the dignity of any Syrian citizen, "underscored Presidential political and media advisor Dr. Buthaina Shaaban, Deputy Chairman of Syria’s official delegation taking part in Geneva 2 conference.

Speaking to reporters on Friday,Dr. Shaaban added  “We came to Geneva for the sake of our country, people and to stop terrorism, bloodshed through a political track that would be determined by the Syrians themselves , and we will not retreat.

She pointed out that “what is confirmed till today is that the coalition called "opposition" has no issue of a homeland or people.

"obviously, they imagine along with their masters, that we came to Geneva to let them assume authority, and this is an illusion that should go out of their minds, "asserted Shaaban.

The minister  underlined that the  Syrian people pay the price of the crisis in Syria from their blood and families… the so-called coalition doesn’t represent the opposition in Syria as there are other  spectrums inside Syria of the national opposition which is committed to their home.

Shaaban made it clear that one of the biggest reasons of the crisis in Syria. is “the real intervention which, even if it’s not public, is done through tools of foreign sides.”

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If no serious work sessions were held by Saturday, the government delegation would leave –al-Moallem

Geneva-- Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told UN mediator Lakhdar Ibrahimi that his delegation was prepared to walk out of the talks Saturday should no discussions with take place by then, the Syrian Information Ministry said.

Walid al-Moallem, the Foreign Minister, was quoted by state television on Friday as telling international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi that if no serious work sessions were held by Saturday, the government delegation would leave.

Brahimi and a Syrian government delegation met on Friday at the United Nations in Geneva. State television said the meeting was characterized by a "positive atmosphere."

"If no serious work sessions are held by (Saturday), the official Syrian delegation will leave Geneva due to the other side's lack of seriousness or preparedness," state television quoted Moualem as saying, citing a United Nations source, according to VoR.

 

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Al-Zoubi : Defending our people and country priority

Geneva, (ST) _ " We are insisting on the success of the political track and we have no intentions to complicate it. We have clear directives from President Bashar Al-Assad to work for the success of this track, "underscored Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, al-Zoubi underlined:" we are in Geneva because we want to defend our country and people,".

" the dialogue in Damascus is going on and we will work to deepen it with all opposition parties which weren't invited to Geneva conference",,said al-Zou'bi.

He further said: " the Syrian Arab Republic official delegation agreed to come to Geneva2 for a discussion with the opposition forces but it is obvious that the opposition is not represented entirely in Geneva, there is a partial, very narrow and simple representation. However, the  Syrian state's political will of conducting dialogue with the national opposition forces will remain".

About media leaks on differences of the coalition delegation the so-called the opposition to regarding who will represent them, al-Zou'bi said:

"Our human, national and political opinion towards some its figures is known," inquiring whether they have real political and national will, this is a suspicious matter".asserted al-Zou'bi  referring to the media leaks on differences of the coalition delegation the so-called the opposition regarding who will represent them in the conference.

Al-Zoubi described those who call themselves opposition, whether those present in Geneva or outside it, as  they are living in another world of dreams and illusions.

" Some of them, until now, say the Syrian delegation to Geneva will sign with us on stepping down and handing over the power" this is a fabulous speech and reflects political childhood , delirium and adolescence," he added.

 

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Al-Zoubi : Defending our people and country priority

Geneva, (ST) _ " We are insisting on the success of the political track and we have no intentions to complicate it. We have clear directives from President Bashar Al-Assad to work for the success of this track, "underscored Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, al-Zoubi underlined:" we are in Geneva because we want to defend our country and people,".

 

More to come…

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Syrian Arab Army Mows Down 20 Terrorists in Ambush, Continues Targeting Terrorists---- Hassaka Explosion Kills 5 Citizens

PROVINCES,(ST)_Units of the armed forces have ambushed foreign-backed terrorists on the outskirts of Saidnaya Cherubim outside Damascus province, foiled attempts to detonate booby-traps on Idleb-al-Mastomeh road and obliterates terrorists' hideouts in Homs, Aleppo and Der Ezzouur provinces.

A military source told the official news agency that as many as 20 terrorists died in the ambush on the main road leading to the Cherubim monastery which enjoys a strategic site in al-Qalamon area outside Damascus.

It confirmed the death of more than 50 terrorists on the surrounding of Saidnaya city in the past three days.

More terrorists, some affiliated to the so-called the 'Islamic Front', were reportedly killed in areas of Adra, Duma, Darayya, Jobar, and Erbin in Damascus countryside.

Concurrently, the Syrian TV channel said that the army units thwarted terrorists' bid to detonate 3 booby-traps planted on al-Mastomeh road and crushed terrorists in 6 areas- Bennesh, Kafr Jales, Ard al-Doseh, Ein Martin, al-Shweha and north of Abo al-Dohor airbase, outside Idleb province.

The operations launched in Idleb countryside coincided with eliminating more terrorists in many flashpoint areas in Aleppo, Homs, Der Ezzour and Daraa provinces. 

In addition, the army units destroyed a weapons-loaded truck in Maaaret al-Artiq town outside Aleppo province and warded off attacks on army garrisons on the surrounding of Talbeseh town in Homs province.

Hassak explosion

In a separate development, at least 5 citizens were martyred and 10 other wounded in a car bomb explosion that hit the market in al-Malekeyeh quarter inal- Hassaka province.

A police command source clarified that a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a car bomb in the middle of the market killing 5 citizens, wounding 10 others and causing damages to tens of shops and cars at the scene.

Terrorists target residential areas

Other13 citizens were wounded by mortar shells which landed in residential areas in the capital [Damascus] and in its countryside and in Homs province.

The shells which were fired by terrorists landed in Abo Remmaneh quarter in the capital and in Jaramana city outside Damascus as well as in quarters of al-Insha'at, Karm al-Shami and al-Hamra in Homs province.

The US, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar sponsor the terrorists operating in Syria.

Syria is fighting terrorism exported from around 83 countries, media reports say.

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Syrian Arab Army Mows Down 20 Terrorists in Ambush, Continues Targeting Terrorists---- Hassaka Explosion Kills 5 Citizens

PROVINCES,(ST)_Units of the armed forces have ambushed foreign-backed terrorists on the outskirts of Saidnaya Cherubim outside Damascus province, foiled attempts to detonate booby-traps on Idleb-al-Mastomeh road and obliterates terrorists' hideouts in Homs, Aleppo and Der Ezzouur provinces.

A military source told the official news agency that as many as 20 terrorists died in the ambush on the main road leading to the Cherubim monastery which enjoys a strategic site in al-Qalamon area outside Damascus.

It confirmed the death of more than 50 terrorists on the surrounding of Saidnaya city in the past three days.

More terrorists, some affiliated to the so-called the 'Islamic Front', were reportedly killed in areas of Adra, Duma, Darayya, Jobar, and Erbin in Damascus countryside.

Concurrently, the Syrian TV channel said that the army units thwarted terrorists' bid to detonate 3 booby-traps planted on al-Mastomeh road and crushed terrorists in 6 areas- Bennesh, KafrJales, Ard al-Doseh, Ein Martin, al-Shweha and north of Abo al-Dohor airbase, outside Idleb province.

The operations launched in Idleb countryside coincided with eliminating more terrorists in many flashpoint areas in Aleppo, Homs, Der Ezzour and Daraa provinces. 

In addition, the army units destroyed a weapons-loaded truck in Maaaret al-Artiq town outside Aleppo province and warded off attacks on army garrisons on the surrounding of Talbeseh town in Homs province.

Hassak explosion

In a separate development, at least 5 citizens were martyred and 10 other wounded in a car bomb explosion that hit the market in al-Malekeyeh quarter inal- Hassaka province.

A police command source clarified that a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a car bomb in the middle of the market killing 5 citizens, wounding 10 others and causing damages to tens of shops and cars at the scene.

Terrorists target residential areas

Other13 citizens were wounded by mortar shells which landed in residential areas in the capital [Damascus] and in its countryside and in Homs province.

The shells which were fired by terrorists landed in Abo Remmaneh quarter in the capital and in Jaramana city outside Damascus as well as in quarters of al-Insha'at, Karm al-Shami and al-Hamra in Homs province.

The US, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar sponsor the terrorists operating in Syria.

Syria is fighting terrorism exported from around 83 countries, media reports say.

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Moallim: Fighting Terrorism is Syrian People 's Priority

MONTREUX, GENEVA (ST)_ Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, who is also head of the Syrian official delegation to the Geneva2 conference Walid al-Moallim met at his residence today, Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN envoy to Syria.

Yesterday evening, Moallim met with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the conference.

The two sides discussed ways to make the conference a success.

al-Moallim stressed that fighting terrorism is a priority for the Syrian people, for launching the political process and dialogue between the Syrians without external interference.

Moallim indicated that attendees of the conference do not represent"the Syrian opposition"and that countries supporting them should stop meddling in order to allow the Syrians, who represent the national opposition within Syria to work for the restoration of security and stability and that the dialogue should be brought to Syria because the Syrian people are the decision-maker of their own future.

From his part, the Chinese minister stressed his country 's position concerning the crisis in Syria and that external solutions cannot be imposed on the Syrian people, who enjoy the exclusive right to determine their future and that China would support what is unanimously accepted by the Syrian parties without any external interference and that China welcomes the participation of all segments of the Syrian opposition, with the exception of those who practice terrorism.

The Chinese minister also stressed that his country would continue economic cooperation with Syria.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Butheina Shaaban, Political and Media Advisor at the Republic's Presidency, Dr. Faisal al-Miqdad Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Ahmad Arnous Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants and the Chinese delegation accompanying the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

 

T.Fateh