Latest News Syria: Geneva 2

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As a reminder:

Free Syrian Army wants guns and heavy weapons

Brussels, 5.4.2013

General Selim Idris, Chief of Staff of the Free Syrian Army was in the European Parliament, where he was invited by warmonger Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats ‘for Europe’.

Idris said that his army needed the West to supply “weapons and ammunition” so that his forces can “defend themselves.”

He said that, if such support arrived, “The regime will collapse in a month.” He added that Syrians supporting the rebellion didn’t understand why the West had an arms embargo.

“The people say they don’t understand why international community sees the news on TV and just speak, saying ‘Assad has to go’. There is no real action,” he said.

He was supported by ALDE President, Guy Verhofstadt, who said that there was “a growing consensus in Europe that the Syrian conflict cannot go on interminably.” The Liberal leader also said that arms should be supplied “in order that you can defend yourselves.”

According to the liberals, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton has to make proposals to the 27 EU Member states. In their view, Lady Ashton’s response is currently “mostly passive”.

Both France and Britain have indicated that they are prepared to reconsider the embargo on arming the western backed ‘rebels’…

Photo: Chief of Staff of the ‘Free Syrian Army’ Gen. Salim Idris addresses the media after he discussed the situation in Syria with Guy Verhofstadt, right, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday March 6, 2013.

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Liberal politics: ‘Non-military security’

Liberals recognise the contribution to peace made by aid-driven democratisation and development. We believe that we should be more flexible and open minded in our approach to security. The result of this would be to transfer more political commitment and money from military security to non-military security.

About kruitvat

I am working for the Belgian human rights association 'Werkgroep Morkhoven' which revealed the Zandvoort childporn case (88.539 victims). The case was covered up by the authorities. During the past years I have been really shocked by the way the rich countries of the western empire want to rule the world. One of my blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Je travaille pour le 'Werkgroep Morkhoven', un groupe d'action qui a révélé le réseau pornographique d'enfants 'Zandvoort' (88.539 victims). Cette affaire a été couverte par les autorités. Au cours des dernières années, j'ai été vraiment choqué par la façon dont l'Occident et les pays riches veulent gouverner le monde. Un de mes blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Ik werk voor de Werkgroep Morkhoven die destijds de kinderpornozaak Zandvoort onthulde (88.539 slachtoffers). Deze zaak werd door de overheid op een misdadige manier toegedekt. Gedurende de voorbije jaren was ik werkelijke geschokt door de manier waarop het rijke westen de wereld wil overheersen. Bezoek onze blog «Latest News Syria» (WordPress) ------- Photo: victims of the NATO-bombings on the Chinese embassy in Yougoslavia
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3 Responses to Latest News Syria: Geneva 2

  1. kruitvat says:

    3 November 2013

    Syria says Kerry statements threaten peace talks

    The Syrian foreign ministry Sunday denounced statements by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Syria saying they could cause proposed peace talks on the 31-month conflict to fail.
    A statement said that repeated comments by Kerry “threaten to cause the failure of the Geneva conference, are a flagrant violation of Syrian affairs and an aggression against the Syrian people’s right to decide their future.
    “Kerry, who is pressing a peace conference in Geneva, said in Cairo on Sunday that Washington and its allies may differ over “tactics” on the Syrian conflict but they shared the goal of a handover of power.

    Voice of Russia, AFP

    http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_11_03/Syria-says-Kerry-statements-threaten-peace-talks-5696/

  2. kruitvat says:

    29 October, 2013

    Damascus to send delegates to Geneva-2, despite opposition boycott – Syrian Ambassador

    The decision by Syrian opposition parties to boycott the Geneva-2 international conference on Syria will not change determination by the Syrian government to attend the conference.
    Syrian Ambassador to Russia Mr Riyad Haddad spoke about this to the agency Interfax in Moscow on Tuesday. He also said he suspected a foreign hand behind the opposition’s boycott.
    The Ambassador accused ‘several foreign powers’ of trying to derail the Geneva conference. He called attention to the fact that his government’s decision to attend Geneva-2 coincided with a sharp rise in terrorist activity in Syria.
    In an interview with Lebanon’s Al-Mayadin network earlier this month, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the right conditions for holding Geneva-2 were yet to be brought about.
    Many observers took this as a hint that Damascus, too, might turn its back to the Geneva conference.

    Voice of Russia, Interfax

    http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_10_29/Damascus-to-send-delegates-to-Geneva-2-despite-opposition-boycott-Syrian-Ambassador-3579/

  3. kruitvat says:

    31 October, 2013

    Russia proposes to hold a meeting in Moscow with Syrian members of gov’t and opposition – MFA

    Russia has proposed to hold informal meetings in Moscow with the participation of government and opposition representatives of Syria, the USA and the team of the special envoy of the UN and Arab League to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov said on Thursday in an interview to the RT TV channel.
    “We (Russia) have come forward with an initiative to hold non-obliging, informal contacts in Moscow with representatives of the opposition, and we want to invite our American colleagues, representative of Lakhdar Brahimi’s team and, may be, representatives of the government, in order for them to have an opportunity to share some ideas on the Russian ground”, – the Deputy Foreign Minister of the RF said.
    “We are also in contact with representatives of the opposition abroad through our embassies and consulates. I can add that after the meetings of November 5, we will remain in Geneva, and we expect to devote the next day to contacts with various foreign partners, but, mainly, with representatives of the Syrian opposition. We expect that some of them will be in Geneva at that time, and some will specially come from other countries,” Bogdanov said.

    Voice of Russia, RIA

    http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_10_31/Russia-proposes-to-hold-a-meeting-in-Moscow-with-Syrian-members-of-govt-and-opposition-MFA-2646/

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