Lebanese FM Commends Syrian Army's Steadfastness in Face of Terrorism

BEIRUT, (ST) - Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour has stressed that some foreign parties' bets on the ouster of the "regime in Syria" have faced a deadlock thanks to the steadfastness and strong cohesion between the Syrian people, state and army.

Mansour commended the Syrian army's steadfastness in confrontation of terrorism and open foreign intervention represented by arming and financing terrorist groups in Syria.

The Lebanese FM criticized some Arab countries' normalization with Israel, the Arabs' enemy.

"Through establishing diplomatic, political, trade, cultural and tourist relations with the Zionist entity, these countries are supplying our enemy with the blood and Oxygen necessary for its continuity," Mansour added.

 

H. Mustafa

Syria will Remain Steadfast - Lahoud

BEIRUT, (ST)_ " Syria will not fall for it is the only Arab country that stands  against the  Israeli entity and because the Arab people stand beside her and reject Israel's control of the region," said  former Lebanese President Emile Lahoud .

In an interview with al-Mayadeen TV on Friday evening Lahoud said that Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, placed all their weight to overthrow the regime in Syria at the beginning of the crisis, but Saudi Arabia began to decline while Qatar and Turkey to think of their internal conditions.  

 

Lahoud explained  that Israel is the sole beneficiary of what is happening in Syria now, noting that the Israeli aggression against scientific research center  in Jamraya in Rural Damascus aimed at raising the morale of the armed terrorist groups after failing to achieve set objectives as well as to raise the morale of the opposition forces which support these terrorist groups.

 

"Syria would retaliate the Israeli aggression in the appropriate time and manner." Lahoud continued.

Lahoud stressed that the series of attacks against the Lebanese army aimed at undermining the morale of its members, expressing his concern over the situation in Lebanon because the end in Syria means the beginning in Lebanon pushed by Saudi Arabia and all those who move under the Israeli orders.

Lahoud noted that the policy of self-distancing would be useless when extremists come down to public squares.  He called for siding with Syria and her people, the same as Syria stood with Lebanon and the Lebanese resistance during  all crises.

 

T. Fateh 

Syria will Remain Steadfast - Lahoud

BEIRUT, (ST)_ " Syria will not fall for it is the only Arab country that stands  against the  Israeli entity and because the Arab people stand beside her and reject Israel's control of the region," said  former Lebanese President Emile Lahoud .

In an interview with al-Mayadeen TV on Friday evening Lahoud said that Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, placed all their weight to overthrow the regime in Syria at the beginning of the crisis, but Saudi Arabia began to decline while Qatar and Turkey to think of their internal conditions.  

 

Lahoud explained  that Israel is the sole beneficiary of what is happening in Syria now, noting that the Israeli aggression against scientific research center  in Jamraya in Rural Damascus aimed at raising the morale of the armed terrorist groups after failing to achieve set objectives as well as to raise the morale of the opposition forces which support these terrorist groups.

 

"Syria would retaliate the Israeli aggression in the appropriate time and manner." Lahoud continued.

Lahoud stressed that the series of attacks against the Lebanese army aimed at undermining the morale of its members, expressing his concern over the situation in Lebanon because the end in Syria means the beginning in Lebanon pushed by Saudi Arabia and all those who move under the Israeli orders.

Lahoud noted that the policy of self-distancing would be useless when extremists come down to public squares.  He called for siding with Syria and her people, the same as Syria stood with Lebanon and the Lebanese resistance during  all crises.

 

T. Fateh 

Iranian President: Syrian people Entitled to Decide Own Fate

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underlined that the Syrian people are the only ones who have the right to determine their own fate,according to FNA.

"Our efforts are aimed at making the Syrian groups close and make a compromise among them, holding free and fair elections, so that that the nation would decide about its fate all by itself," Ahmadinejad said an interview with Egypt's Nile TV.

"The prevailing conditions in Syria bother us, because regardless of who gets killed, they are all Syrian people," he added

"In Bahrain, too, we pursue the same policy and we have told them to sit and come to terms with each other and hold free and fair elections," Ahmadinejad said

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

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Iran, Sudan presidents stress increasing ties

Presidents of Iran and Sudan on Thursday stressed further boost in bilateral ties at bilateral and international levels.

In a meeting at the sideline of the 12th Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit in Cairo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussed regional developments as well as topics pertaining to the Islamic world with his Sudanese counterpart President Omer Hassan al-Bashir,according to IRNA.

He said the two countries enjoyed very deep brotherly ties and confronted common enemies.

Stressing the role of resistance, tolerance and unity as the only ways to achieve the ultimate victory and dignity, President Ahmadinejad said resistance will make enemies weaker everyday and improve conditions for people.

Underlining the need for expansion of ties between the two countries in various economic, cultural and political areas, he called on the two sides to use all their potentials to safeguard the interests of their nations.

The Sudanese president described Tehran-Khartoum ties as excellent in all areas and said enjoying Islamic attitudes and identical point of views are reasons for such friendly relations between the two countries.

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