Nasrallah: Front Strived to Control Syria Failed

Beirut,(ST)- Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that the acceptable and available solution to the crisis in Syria is political though dialogue without preconditions, referring that Geneva II conference will pave the way for solutions.

In a speech delivered during a festival on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of al-Rasoul al-Aazam Hospital in Beirut, Nasrallah called on all ''the people of the region who have been affected by the crisis in Syria to push for a political solution there."

Hezbollah Secretary-General noted that those who are obstructing the political solution are ''exposed and well-known'', pointing out that Saudi Arabia is very furious by what is going on in the region, which is no secret that it has received “militants” from all over the world and provided them with weapons and USD 30 billion in funds, in addition to media instigation.

''The region cannot remain ablaze because some countries are furious and want to obstruct dialogue and postpone Geneva II,'' Nasrallah stated, adding that ''all those who oppose the political solution in Syria want more destruction for Syria,  all countries of the region, and for Palestine and its cause''.

The front that aimed at ''toppling the government'' in Syria is working to obstruct and postpone convening Geneva II conference,  which in turn will lead to more destruction and killing in the country but this front has failed to achieve it, Nasrallah pointed out.

Nasrallah shed light on the  major changes taking place  recently in Syria   ''in favor of the Syrian Arab army,'' pointing to the failure of the armed groups to change the military balance ,referring to the failure of the Syrian opposition to unify its ranks, the fall of the military aggression hypothesis against Syria,  the public and  military steadfastness in Syria.

''All of the aforementioned lead us to one conclusion that there is no military solution to the crisis in Syria,'' he said.

Inas Abdulkareem. 

Dozens of Settlers, Intelligence Agents Desecrate Aqsa Mosque

TEHRAN - Dozens of Jewish settlers and Israeli intelligence agents desecrated the plazas of the holy Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem at an early morning hour on Sunday,according to FNA.

Eyewitnesses said that 53 settlers including 15 intelligence agents broke into the holy site in four groups and toured its various courtyards, PIC reported.

They pointed out that the intelligence agents entered the small mosques inside the holy site as hundreds of worshipers and vigilantes gathered nearby in protest at the desecration.



SNSC Secretary Blasts Foreign States’ Support for Terrorists in Syria

TEHRAN -Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani in a meeting with UN Special Envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi lashed out at certain foreign countries for their support for the terrorist groups in Syria, according to FNA.

During the meeting in Tehran on Sunday, Shamkhani criticized certain world powers’ double-standard approach towards terrorism, and underlined the necessity for the foreign countries to stop interfering in Syria, saying that they are seeking to change the scene in Syria to their own benefit and not in the interest of the Syrian nation.

He also stressed Tehran’s readiness to cooperate in the political settlement of the regional problems and continued humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.

Brahimi, for his part, underscored Iran’s valuable role in the regional developments, especially  in Syria, and urged the Islamic Republic to increase its cooperation and help the UN resolve the crisis in Syria politically and prevent the continued humanitarian tragedies in there.



Iran to Spare no Effort to Put an End to the Crisis in Syria – Rouhani

TEHRAN –Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the Islamic Republic of Iran will spare no effort to put an end to the conflict in Syria and to restore peace and security in the country.

The remarks were made during Rouhani's meeting with UN Syria Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.

According to the Iranian "Tasnim" News Agency, Rouhani also proposed that Iran is willing to host a meeting of Syria's neighboring countries in order to help bring their views on the crisis closer and has informed some regional countries, including Turkey about the matter.

Almost all the stakeholders in the crisis are united in their opposition to the presence of terrorist groups from the region and beyond in Syria, the death of defenseless people in clashes, the massive destruction wreaked on the country by the prolonged war and the displacement of millions of people, said President Rouhani.

"The second issue they concur on is that the future of Syria must be decided according to the votes and views of the Syrian people in a free election contested by all sides; but how to reach from the current situation to the desired point remains the main sticking point," added Rouhani.

Brahimi, who has traveled to various countries ahead of the planned Geneva 2 conference, said the gathering aims to lay the ground for the warring sides in Syria to sit at the negotiating table to find ways to end the fighting.

 “I have always strongly supported the presence of Iran at Geneva II conference, and believe that either way, whether Iran attends the gathering or not, we will maintain close cooperation with Iran during the gathering and afterwards to secure peace in Syria,” he said.

During a meeting between President Rouhani and Brahimi on the sidelines of the 68th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in late September, the Iranian president Rouhani once again underlined Tehran's readiness to take part in the planned Geneva II conference on the Syrian crisis without any preconditions.

H. Mustafa

Lebanese FM :" March 14 Group" sends Money, Fighters to Terrorists in Syria

BEIRUT,(ST)_Lebanese Foreign Minister in the caretaker government Adnan Mansour  accused " March 14 group", of intervening  in Syrian affairs when they demanded  military intervention in Syria and sent fighters , weapons and money to the armed terrorist groups .

Mansour said in a television interview yesterday,  that "  Lebanon 's participation in the international conference on Syria is  necessary in light of the consequences caused by Syria crisis  on Lebanon ."

He stressed that when he goes to the international conference on Syria in Geneva , he represents the policy of the Lebanese government , pointing out that non  participation in the Geneva Conference means we regressed about many things that we cannot dissociate  .

Mansour questioned  Lebanon 's standing still idly,  concerning displacement and the security implications that are taking place as a  result of what is happening in Syria  and if it is  possible to ignore the terrorist operations taking place there.

In an interview with the Lebanese Al-Manar TV on April 27, Mansour noted that Syria sent more than 20 memo to Lebanon , speaking  about violations of Lebanese territory toward the Syrian inside , calling on the Lebanese state to use its power , including  the army and the internal security forces to stop interfering in Syrian affairs and prevent  armed "militants" to launch operations from the Lebanese territories to inside Syria.

T. Fateh