Voices from Russia

Friday, 8 June 2012

Lavrov Guarantees “No External Intervention” in Syria

The USA wants to hand Syria over to the Islamists… just as it did in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq… and it props up Islamist kleptocratic dictatorships in the KSA and the Gulf states… what’s wrong with that picture? Yet, it refuses to talk with Iran, a free Islamic state. Islam… yes… you can talk with them. Islamism… no… they’ll put a knife to your throat. If you can’t tell the difference, shut up… it IS a matter of “life and death”… 


On Thursday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the UN Security Council wouldn’t mandate an intervention in Syria. He told journalists in the Kazakh capital of Astana, “There’ll be no external intervention by the UN Security Council, I guarantee you that”. Western countries have made attempts in UN Security Council to take tough measures against the Syrian government, as, according to UN statistics, clashes between government forces and the opposition since March 2011 have caused some 9,000 deaths. So far, the Security Council hasn’t come to a unanimous decision since both Russia and China have vetoed intervention in Syria so as not to repeat the “Libyan scenario”.

Earlier on Thursday, at the UN General Assembly, UN special envoy Kofi Annan said that both sides rejected his six-point peace plan aimed to stop violence in Syria, saying, “Today, despite the acceptance of the six-point plan and the deployment of a courageous mission of UN observers to Syria, I must be frank and confirm that the plan isn’t being implemented”. The six-point plan put forward by Annan in March called for a ceasefire and that humanitarian agencies could have access to Syria. It also envisioned the release of detainees, an open political dialogue taking into account the aspirations of the Syrian people, and unrestricted access to Syria for international media outlets. Also on Thursday, Vitaly Churkin, the Permanent Representative of the RF to the UN, said that Russia proposed holding an international conference on settling the situation in Syria in the near future.

7 June 2012




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