Pope Twadros : " I am Very Hurt over What is Happening in Syria"


CAIRO,(ST) "  Syria is a dear country  and  of great value for us  . We do not forget its cling to Arabism nor the Egyptian-Syrian unity and I'm very hurt over what is happening in it," said His Holiness Pope Twadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate.
In an interview, published on Monday  in the Egyptian al-Osbo paper, Pope Twadros added that the  crisis in Syria  is complex and one of the reasons  of its complexity  is the intervention of many parties , noting if countries that wanted to faithfully  help  it would have supported the official  and legitimate authority to reach a solution through dialogue .

Pope Twadros  stressed that, " would the Arabs  united to resolve the crisis peacefully and through dialogue, this would be more useful for Syria and the region.
Talking about so-called " Arab spring revolutions " and  its negative repercussions  on the region, Pope Twadros said:" "Any movement by  the people should have a goal . As for Egypt the revolution has been kidnapped and therefore the society was paralyzed , because it  did not start with a structured  thinking and specific steps, nor  have clear leadership ."

As for the  situation of  the Copts in Egypt, the  Pope considered  they are marginalized politically and are socially alienated,  criticizing Salafi satellite channels, which provide a false and distorted image  about Islam , contribute to the destruction of society and have a negative impact on the image of Islam in the West.


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Iran Voices Support for President Al-Assad Speech

 TEHRAN,(ST)- Iran welcomed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's speech , saying he had rejected violence and offered a "comprehensive political process" to end his country's conflict, Iranian media reported on Monday.

"President Al-Assad's  plan rejects violence and terrorism and any foreign interference in the country and outlines a future for the country ... through a comprehensive political process," Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi said in a statement published by state news agency, IRNA.

Salehi urged world and regional powers to support attempts to end the crisis through a "Syrian solution," by backing its six-point plan to resolve the conflict, adding that the strict application of this initiative  will pave the way for building a promising future for the Syrian people and stabilize the country and the region as a whole."

Salehi called on  all political parties and the Syrian national opposition and regional and international sides concerned  to seize the opportunity to enable Syria  surpass the crisis and  prevent security chaos in the region.

The  Iranian Foreign Minister highly praised  of President Assad's commitment to continuously support the Palestinian cause and resistance   against Israel.


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Syrian Electronic Army to publish a series of international leaks




Governorates(ST)-The Syrian Electronic Army will soon reveal a series, titled “The Truth, Documented” by hacking the emails and websites of some of the ministries that are enemies to Syria.

 Breaking News Network learned from sources in the Syrian Electronic Army that the first episode that will be broadcasted on Monday 7-1-2013 and will include leaks of Qatari governmental documents, including the amounts of money that were paid by Prince Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani to some Arab presidents to stand against Syria politically.

 The first episode will also show the Qatari – Turkish plans to weaken Syria, plus losses of millions of dollars to buy associations, including one in Paris.

The other series will reveal the parts that were played by Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other Arab countries in the Syrian crisis, where the emails and documents will be published from the leaks website of the Syrian Electronic Army.







Iran: Supporters of Syrian Nation Should Pay Heed to Assad's Peace Plan


TEHRAN (ST)- A senior Iranian official stressed that any country which claims to be advocate of the progress and well-being of the Syrian nation should support President Bashar al-Assad's peace initiative.

Senior Presidential Advisor Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad in Tehran on Sunday.

He said that Assad's peace plan matches the six-point peace plan the Islamic Republic unveiled recently.

On Sunday, Assad voiced his readiness for dialogue with the opposition and political parties in Syria. The Syrian leader also proposed general elections, adoption of a new constitution as well as a national reconciliation conference.

"The Syrian president's new initiative clears the way for a stronger presence by Syria in politics and in resolving (ongoing) problems, and I believe that anyone who claims to be a supporter of the Syrian nation and its progress must support this plan," Samareh Hashemi stated.


Erdogan Questioned by Supporting armed groups in Syria

The Turkish Republican People's Party demanded today questioning Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Parliament due to the presence of Turkish officials providing assistance to armed groups in Syria.

The MP for that party to the legislature, Bidar Lutfi filed a parliamentary questioning note, whose content was released by media today,according to Prensa Latina.

The text requires that Erdogan and Davutoglu clarify the role of Turkish officers in the conflict, for their assistance to what so-called" Free Syrian Army " and explain news about the arrest of several Turkish soldiers in Syria.

Several reports substantiate the arrest of two senior officials by Damascus authorities, and several of our intelligence agents, the note said.

They should be asked about how those officers came to Syria, if they were cooperating with the terrorist network Al Qaeda and whether the Turkish armed forces carried out covert operations in the neighboring country, the document claimed.

Press reports show that Turkey, bordering with Syria, is one of the countries in the region that supports irregular groups fighting the Syrian government, through financial and logistical assistance, and allowing the passage of mercenaries to that nation.