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Saudi liaison Officer Coordinates Delivery of Weapons to Terrorists in Syria

BEIRUT,(ST)_ In a new evidence  on the volume  of involvement of oil  sheikhdoms in killing  and committing massacres  against the Syrian people  and destroying  the  infrastructure of the Syrian national institutions, the  “New Orient News  Agency”  confirmed  having an important Saudi document, classified under item “ top secret” , which states that there is a Saudi  liaison officer inside the  Syrian territory coordinating  the delivery of arms and money to the  armed terrorist groups  and supervising  field operations , targeting the  Syrian state.

The agency said the document is but a copy of a memorandum from the Director of follow-up department  in the Saudi Interior Ministry addressed to the  secret office in the Ministry under reference "highly secret" , including  information on following -up operations in Syria and the need for more  financial and military aids  to the armed groups.  

The document reveals the presence of Saudi  army colonel  who follows  up operations on the ground and  preparations for a major operation.  The  date of the document indicates  10/08/2012 as reference when  media  Channels partners  in  shedding the blood of the Syrian  referred    " to the major  attack against  the surrounding  of the capital Damascus .

The document was undersigned  by director of the follow up department in the Saudi ministry of the Interior  Abdullah Bin Ali al-Rmeizan  and addressed to  Maj. Gen. Saud al-Thanyan of the secret office at the  Saudi  Interior ministry.

 Syria Times

The Syrians should Alone Decide their Political Future: Russia , Iran




MOSCOW-TEHRAN,(ST)_ Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Elias Ahumakhanov stressed on Tuesday that Russia is committed to its position that the fate of Syria must be only decided by the Syrian people.

Russia today website quoted  Ahumakhanov saying during a meeting with Hussein  Amir Abdul Allahaan, Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs in Moscow as saying the Russian  Parliament, government and head of state  "are committed to a unified stance concerning  the Syrian situation."

He added: "We proceed from the fact that the fate of Syria must be decided by the Syrian people alone , and any  attempt from the outside to impose  any  model, will regrettably  lead to the  escalation of the situation."

He went on that  a lot of Russian citizens are living in Syria, so that : "For us, the situation also carries a human dimension."

For his part, Abdul Allahaan stressed that Iran  considers Russia strategic partner and supports the close cooperation between the two countries in many areas.

Meantime, Spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry, Ramin Mehmanparast on Tuesday renewed his country’s position provides for finding out a peaceful solution for the crisis in Syria  through dialogue between the Syrians themselves, noting that the  West especially the USA wants to decide the fate and future of Syria on behalf of the Syrian people, who alone must decide their own political future and the ruling system in their country.

In a press conference  quoted by al-Alam TV on Tuesday,  Mehmanparast called on  the Western countries  which allege  democracy and human rights protection  to let the Syrian people  decide their future by themselves, away from their interventions.

 The Iranian official warned against the support of the west and certain regional and Arab countries to terrorists in Syria via sending money and weapons, stressing that this will further  endanger the security and safety  of the  Syrians and  even more lead to the expansion of the crisis in the region.

He called on  all parties to pressure the armed groups to pressure in order to achieve peace and security in Syria, provides the ground for a serious national dialogue for the crisis through  adopted democratic means.

Concerning  Iran's position on the deployment of the Patriot  missiles on the  Turkish-Syrian border the Iranian official said:  "All countries should seek to bring peace and security in the region and any action undermines the security of this region must be alienated,  and we recommend Turkish officials to cooperate with neighboring  countries to establish  security and peace in the region."

He held the  Western countries and NATO responsible  for the lack of security and peace in the Middle East , noting that “ they  did not have good experiences in  interfering in the affairs of our region."

As for  the Iranian nuclear issue , the Iranian official said  :"The West must respect the rights of our people and to remove the alleged concern about Iran's peaceful nuclear project and pursue a policy of dialogue, which is the right way to maintain a solution. "


T. Fateh





Zionist army Open Fire At Farmers In Gaza




 (pressTV-ST) Israeli soldiers attacked, Sunday, dozens of Palestinian farmers working on their lands in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; damage was reported, no injuries.

Local sources reported that the soldiers, stationed around 200 – 250 meters across the border fired rounds of live ammunition at the Palestinian farmers while working in their land close to the border fence.

Correspondent of the Press TV in Gaza, Ashraf Shannon, stated that the army opened fire at the farmers and the TV crew that was filming a report on the ongoing Israeli violations against the residents in the coastal region.

Shannon added that the army was unprovoked, and that the residents were just working in their farmlands when the soldiers starting firing at them.

On Friday evening, two Palestinians were shot and wounded when Israeli soldiers opened fire at them as they worked in their lands close to the border east of Khan Younis, and in Jabalia.

Press TV added that on November 21, its correspondent Akram Al-Sattari, was injured when the army conducted an airstrike targeting a hotel where dozens of reporters were staying.

The attack was carried out on the same day Egypt brokered the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the resistance in Gaza ending the eight-day Israeli military aggression in the coastal region.

It is worth mentioning that the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip reported that 191 Palestinians, including children, women and elderly, have been killed by Israeli military fire in Gaza in November, including those killed during the war, and that the number of injured Palestinians in the same month reached 1492.

The Information Center of the Palestinian Ministry Of Health Information said that 48 children, including 16 under the age of five, have been killed by Israeli missiles and shells, in addition to 12 women and 20 elderly.

The Center added that 1492 Palestinians, including 533 children (195 under the age of 5), 254 women and 103 elderly have been injured by Israeli fire and shells. Furthermore, four Palestinians have been killed after the ceasefire agreement was reached, and 54 have been injured.





Lebanese Patriarch: Syria is an Example for Coexistence




BEIRUT,(ST)_ The  Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Beshara Boutros al-Rai  reiterated his stand  by  securing  Syria 's unity, rejecting foreign intervention and the need to preserve national unity and fraternity among the Syrian people.

During  his meeting with a  delegation  representing Damascus 's bishops , clerics and scholars , in the presence of Syria's Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim , al-Rai called for preserving Syria , as  a vivid example of co-existence at the regional and global levels.

Members of the delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Awqaf for Religious Affairs Dr. Tayseer Abu Khashriv  congratulated Patriarch al-Rai   on the occasion  of his investiture  as a cardinal. They expressed pride  over Syria 's  solid national unity  against hatched  conspiracy, in which involved all evils of the world , bringing in terrorists from all over the earth.

The delegation stressed that Syria  is strong and that  its national unity is enhanced further in  rejection of foreign intervention and political  financing  provided in support of these terrorist forces.

They  also expressed confidence that Syria  will be  triumphed against the global war and their entrusted faith on the solid  vision  the Syrian leadership enjoyed by   President Basher Al-Assad in maintaining  Syria 's sovereignty, dignity and national unity.

T. Fateh 





Egypt opposition denies legality of first-stage referendum

"We want to re-run the voting process on the first stage of the constitution referendum because the violations and forgeries which were committed can't lead to real expressive results," Hussein Abdel Ghani, spokesman of Egyptian opposition National Salvation Front told Xinhua.

The first stage of the referendum of Egypt's draft constitution ended Saturday night .

Due to the high turnout, the closing time of the referendum was extended from 7:00 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) to 11:00 p.m. (2100 GMT).

The historic referendum was planned to run in two stages, according to a republican decree issued by President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday, and the second stage is set for Dec. 22.

Ghani said more than 700 complaints were submitted to the Higher Elections Committee and other 500 proclamations submitted to the prosecution administration against the referendum.

"Now, we are discussing with some constitutional law experts on the legality of the first stage amid such exorbitant violations." he said, adding that there are some groups in his front will file lawsuits against the results of the first round, because they doubt the identity of some judges who supervised the referendum.

"We want a voting process based on the transparency principles to express about real majority." he added.

The unofficial results of the first stage of Egypt's constitution referendum show that 56.5 percent of voters said "yes " for the constitution, state-run al-Ahram online reported Sunday.

In a statement issued later Sunday by the National Salvation Front, led by liberal and leftist politicians including former diplomat Mohamed ElBaradei, and former presidential candidates Amr Moussa and Hamdeen Sabahy, called all Egyptians to rally in Tahrir Square and other squares on Tuesday, protesting the first stage violations.

"By these demonstrations, we want our voices to reach to the Higher Elections Committee and the president." he said.

Ghani also said that the front asks the Higher Elections Committee to uncover the results of the complaints submitted against the first stage.

"We want to know if the elections committee investigated the complaints, and we want it to ensure us that it will provide enough judges to supervise the polling stations." said Ghani


Noting that the front does not recognize any results except the results the Higher Elections Committee issues, Ghani said that the primary indexes revealed that the constitution is not accepted by the majority, even if those who said "Yes" are more than those who said "No".

"Approving the constitution can't lead to stability, because it doesn't represent and protect the rights of the whole Egyptians," Ghani said.

"The front's demand to postpone the referendum until a consensus be reached was the most proper solution for the current conflict and division the state is living now." he added.

"We will escalate our protest by all civil ways, we won't leave the squares, we will call for a strike, and we won't give up awaking the people about their rights," Ghani said.