Latest News Syria: Russian aid


Two Russian aid aircrafts have landed in Syria’s port city of Latakia carrying humanitarian supplies for the Syrian people who are not only suffering from a deadly foreign-charged war but also US-led sanctions on economic trades including food products.

Head of the Department for International Affairs of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies, Alexander Tomashov, said that the aid stresses the Russian people's support to the Syrian government and people, hoping the crisis will end soon.

Tomashov said Russia will also send more aid, including large amounts of various kinds of medicine.

The aircrafts which arrived in al-Bassel Airport were loaded with 52 tons of different sorts of relief materials.

Russia has sent dozens of planes loaded with humanitarian aid to Syria, the last of which were two planes loaded with 32 tones of humanitarian aid sent on 30th of last December.

On his return from recent talks over Syrian crisis in Switzerland, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem criticized the US and its Western allies for adopting double standards toward Syria.

He asked European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton to explain how can the West put a ban on food products yet at the same time discuss the issue of humanitarian aid shipments.

Syria sank into war in March 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.


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Syria: Syrian-Russian views identical

Syrian-Russian views identical on making Geneva 2 a success

Moscow, Jan 17, 2014 (SANA)- Foreign Ministers of Syria and Russia stressed that their countries share identical views on the need to put every effort to make a success of the international conference on Syria, known as Geneva 2, to ensure a political solution to the crisis in Syria and establish for dialogue among the Syrians.

“We exchanged views on Geneva conference and our views were identical on the necessity to  exert every effort to make the conference a success,” Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem told a press conference following talks between the two ministers in Moscow on Friday.

Al-Moallem: We want Geneva conference to ensure political solution

“We want this conference to ensure a political solution to the crisis in Syria being the safest route and meet the Syrian people’s aspirations, foremost combating terrorism,” al-Moallem said.

He added that “We believe that this conference should lay the foundation for dialogue among the Syrians without any foreign interference and with respecting Syria’s sovereignty and independence.”

Al-Moallem pointed out that he presented to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov today a plan for security procedures for Aleppo city and asked him to make the necessary contacts to ensure the plan’s implementation and setting the “Zero Hour” to stop military operations.


He added that he informed Lavrov that “we agree in principle to exchange detainees in the Syrian prisons for abductees held by the armed groups provided that we exchange lists to determine a mechanism to put that into effect.”

Al-Moallem went on saying that he also notified Lavrov that a humanitarian aid convey was delivered to al-Ghizlaniyeh village on Thursday and another will be delivered to al-Shibani village in coordination with the UN organizations in response to the Russian side’s request.

“The success of this experiment will lead to getting it repeated in other villages if the gunmen and terrorists continue to commit to not shooting at these convoys,” he noted.

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Latest News Syria: China and Russia will stop western imperialism

Russian/Chinese prevention of Syrian invasion: historic event – Rick Rozoff

Russian/Chinese prevention of Syrian invasion: historic event – Rick Rozoff

January 13, 2014

On the surface it appears that US/NATO lost in Afghanistan. But did they? According to US/NATO’s own assessments and statements Afghanistan has proven to be the testing ground for developing interoperability between NATO members and over 50 nations which provided military forces for the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the consolidation of an international military strike force. Heroin production has also increased 40 fold and has devastated the peoples of many countries while providing black monies for secret operations. There are reports that there is a possible drug route from Afghanistan, through the air base in Manas in Kyrgyzstan and into the Balkans, probably Kosovo, which is used to get Afghan opium and heroin to market with Hashim Thaçi directly implicated. According to Voice of Russia regular contributor Rick Rozoff, the lack of oversight of US military installations, such as Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, makes it possible, if the US wants, to place even tactical nuclear weapons closer to the Russian or Iranian border. In part 2 of a 2013 year end summary Mr. Rozoff discusses those issues and more and cites Russian and Chinese moves to prevent an invasion of Syria as a major historical turning point.


This is John Robles, you are listening to an interview with Rick Rozoff, the owner and manager of the stop NATO website and international mailing list. This is part 2 of an interview in progress. You can find the rest of this interview on our website at voiceofrussia.com

Robles: Two points I’d like to make and then you can continue any way you’d like. You said you wanted to speak about the human toll, the heroin wreaks on the world. The US taxpayers have spent, as far as I know, the figures I saw were about $7 billion in fighting narcotics production; opium production, heroin production – in Afghanistan. I believe that figure is correct, if I’m wrong, please, tell me. So, they weren’t there to stop heroin production. They weren’t there to get rid of the Taliban, while making secret deals with them and they are going to come back in power even more powerful than they were before. So, what was the real point of 12 years in Afghanistan then?

Rozoff: Well, I mean, I know what the answer to that is, but it is not what generally is offered as an explanation for the invasion, the occupation, of Afghanistan. To read between the lines slightly all one needs to do is read Anders Fogh Rasmussen or any other NATO official on their website. I invite people to visit the NATO website, this is where you are going to find out the truth but you may have to decipher it a bit.

And what you hear again and again is that Afghanistan has proven the testing ground or the training ground for developing interoperability between NATO members and partners. Again, over 50 nations provided military forces for NATO in the ongoing war in Afghanistan. And what NATO walks away from… the Afghans, of course, have suffered a disastrous period, the region likewise and the world security has certainly not gained in any manner from this, but  NATO has walked away by having fused or integrated military units from 50 different countries.

People without any sense of history may not appreciate the significance of that fact, but for a moment, active belligerents, even in WW II, for example, I’d be surprised if formally there were more than 20 on the side of the Allies and now you’ve got 50 serving in one country, under one military command – NATO. That’s what NATO used Afghanistan for. It was simply a training ground for consolidating an international military strike force, what is referred to as the NATO Response Force, the nucleus of which will be this 50-nation alliance that NATO was able to put together inside Afghanistan.

On the question of the human toll of heroin, I’ll be brief on that but I’ll be personal. I worked in the past as a substance abuse counselor. I worked at methadone maintenance clinic. I know what heroin addiction does to people. I’ve seen young women out prostituting themselves. I’ve seen young babies left in their own feces and so forth as their parents are hunting down a fix. I know what heroin does to people. And if you multiply that on the level of hundreds of thousands or millions, and this is what is happening, this is the untold cost of the Afghan war.

And you don’t have to look too far. The Russian government will tell you what the figures are in their own country in heroin deaths and heroin addiction. The Iranian government will tell you the same. I’m sure the five nations of Central Asia can say something similar. I’m sure that Pakistan and India are suffering this as well. And this is going to take generations to rectify.

Robles: It is an insidious cycle, and I’d really like you to comment on this as well, the whole heroin cycle includes the cultivators, the farmers – right? It begins with them, it ends up with somebody dying in a stairwell in Chicago with a dirty needle in their vein or something. But in between you’ve got government officials, you’ve got even US diplomats, maybe, you’ve got the CIA, you’ve got NATO officials and everyone is making money of it. How much do you think the US and NATO have profited from the entire heroin scheme in Afghanistan?

Rozoff: That’s rich ground for speculation. I would reference, I think, as you were talking about the Golden Triangle earlier, Alfred McCoy, he is a professor, or was at least a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He wrote a book on just that topic, about Southeast Asia during the war in Indo-China.

Robles: I’ve actually read that.

Rozoff: Good, talk about it. Inevitably, all the other plagues follow in the track of war: famine, disease, drug addiction, prostitution, dislocation. It is as sure as night follows day you are going to find that. However, there is a more insidious side that you are alluding to, which is that one way of, in the post-WW II period ,of financing counterinsurgency groups that aren’t officially governmental in nature is through the drug trade.

This occurred in Central America, it has occurred in South America, it has occurred in Indo-China, it has occurred in the Balkans, it is occurring currently in South and Central Asia where cutthroat mercenary outfits do the dirty work, particularly for the CIA, and in return are allowed to run narcotics trafficking, perhaps, in conjunction with US military forces, as a way of paying themselves outside of the Congressionally-scrutinized budget. You know, it is a slush fund or a secret budget of some sort. We just have to assume that’s going on.

John Robles

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Syria: Get up, stand up - don't give up the fight!


Putin: Geneva conference on Syria represents success for international community

Moscow, (SANA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed that the ongoing preparations to hold the international conference on Syria represent a success for the entire international community... Read more


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Putin: Geneva conference on Syria represents success for international community

Oct 23, 2013

Moscow, (SANA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed that the ongoing preparations to hold the international conference on Syria represent a success for the entire international community, stressing the need to resolve the crisis in Syria using diplomatic methods.

In statements while receiving the credentials of ambassadors at the Kremlin on Wednesday, Putin noted that the most important thing is that Russia's position – which is based on the necessity of finding a political solution for the crisis using diplomatic methods – was met by understanding and support from the majority of countries.

Putin affirmed that Moscow believes that the priority should be adhering to international law and the UN role, and that it always supports diplomatic work and negotiations leading to solutions acceptable by everyone.

He also voiced Russia's readiness to assist Iraq in the fields of security, energy and technology, affirming support for the Iraqi authorities' efforts to restore stability to the country.

H. Sabbagh


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Latest News Syria: Russia


Putin: Didn’t feel isolated, not all G8 leaders agree Assad used chemical weapons

There is no proof that the Syrian government used chemical weapons, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the G8 summit. Some of the G8 countries share this view, he added.

“We do not have any facts of the use of such weapons by the Syrian government. I assure you, that by no means all the G8 members believe that they were used,” Putin said. 

The Russian President stressed he “never felt isolated” at the summit despite the difference in views, and said the G8 leaders have been seeking a common solution to the Syrian conflict. 

Supplying arms to the rebels based on unconfirmed reports that chemical weapons were used by the Assad government would further destabilize Syria, Putin warned. 

Putin urged Western nations not to be hasty in arming the Syrian opposition, saying that such weapons could fall into the wrong hands, or be uncontrollable. 

“I call on all our partners to think twice before making such steps. It is a very dangerous stuff,” the Russian president said, pointing to the “horrible” and “tragic” Woolwich murder. 

There are “loads of such criminals fighting for the [Syrian] opposition, who could commit a brutal murder like this,” he stressed. 

However, Putin did not rule out Russia signing new arms contracts with the Syrian government. The Russian president stressed that all such contracts comport with international law: “We are supplying arms under legal contracts to the legitimate government. It is the government of the President Assad. And if we are going to make such contracts, then we will deliver.”

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Latest News Syria: Syrian-Russian joint cooperation

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Minister of Economy: Developing ties with Russia to achieve economic stability

Jun 13, 2013

Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Dr. Mohammad Zafer Mihbek said Syria is keen to develop economic ties with Russia for realizing economic stability, reconstruction and comprehensive development.

During a meeting of the Syrian-Russian joint cooperation center board of directors on Thursday, Dr. Mihbek said that economic relations are no less important than the political, expressing appreciation for the Russian support to Syria.

Mihbek hoped the center would have an effective role in encouraging small and medium-sized projects and the youth projects, indicating that the center's activity depends on the businessmen's efforts in both countries.

The minister underlined the government's care for offering all necessary support to the center to assume a commercial and marketing role, pointing to its expected role in drawing Russian investments, especially as regards the infrastructure projects in the framework of reconstruction process after the crisis ends.

The participants in the meeting discussed the services to be offered to the business sector, emphasizing the importance that the board of directors carries out its tasks, especially with relation to proposing draft laws that the legal environment needs for developing economic ties with Russia.

The center approves cooperation agreements with counterpart bodies and centers and proposes draft laws that the legal environment needs for developing economic and trade relations with Russia.

Syria and Russia signed an agreement last August in Moscow to establish a joint center for geopolitical, scientific, technical and trade cooperation as to beef up the bilateral relations between the two countries.

M. Ismael /F.Allafi



Latest News Syria: Russian humanitarian aid

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More Russian humanitarian aid to Syrians

May 30, 2013

Russia will continue to render humanitarian aid to Syria’s population and refugees who have fled from Syria to other countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.

On Thursday, a plane of the Russian Foreign Ministry landed in Jordan’s capital Amman.

It brought 38 tons of humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan. The aid includes portable electric power generators, blankets and food.

Vice President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Christine Beerli has praised Russia for its help to the Red Cross’s workers in Syria.

She says that Russia has allocated about $ 2 mln for helping the Red Cross in Syria.

Voice of Russia, TASS



Latest News Syria: Russia


Syria and Russia: Realizing Political solution to End Crisis

May 23, 2013

Syrian-Russian talks were resumed on Thursday between Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad and Deputy foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov.

The discussions concentrated on the ways to achieve the political solution to end violence in Syria and start the national dialogue among the Syrians through Syrian leadership, based on the inevitability of preserving Syria sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference in its internal affairs.

Both sides affirmed the need for realizing those goals as they are the basic reference in any move or effort to solve the crisis in Syria.

Ryabkov: Russian-Syrian Military cooperation Legitimate

On the other side, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov announced that the Russian-Syrian military cooperation is legitimate, adding "it has no relation to any agreements that Russia has signed or any international resolutions."

"The US unilateral sanctions are unaccepted and considered as a violation of the international  law," Ryabkov said in a statement to INTERFAX published today.

Ryabkov's comments came following reporters by Washington Post that the US Senate's Foreign Affairs committee approved a draft bill on supplying weapons to the "Syrian Opposition" and imposing sanctions on countries which provide the Syrian government with oil or weapons.  



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Lavrov: Opposition's Agreement with No Preconditions Must be Guaranteed for Conference on Syria

May 20, 2013

MOSCOW, (SANA) – Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, stressed on Monday the necessity of guaranteeing the agreement of the Syrian opposition to participate in the international conference on Syria with no preconditions.

During a press conference in Sochi city, Lavrov said that various meetings are scheduled this week for the Syrian opposition in Istanbul and Madrid.

Lavrov added, "Our partners have stressed commitment to work with the Syrian opposition to encourage them to change their position to start the dialogue immediately and stop presenting unrealistic conditions." 

He said, "Undoubtedly, all Syria's neighbors with no exception, including Iran, should be invited to attend the conference," stressing that the Syrians themselves should resolve all issues.

Lavrov added that the beginning of the upcoming month does not seem an unrealistic date for holding the conference, saying "In principle, if there is good will, it would be possible to reach understanding; consequently the beginning of June does not seem to be an unrealistic date."

He pointed out that excessive expectations should be avoided in terms of the timetable of the conference, saying "Accomplishing everything within three, four or five days – as some of our partners desire – is unrealistic… such task cannot be proposed because if very short dates were agreed on, and afterwards several days or maybe weeks were needed, there would likely be suggestions to refer the issue to the Security Council and impose sanctions and so on and so forth."

Lavrov emphasized that the international conference on Syria requires diplomatic work, not hasty steps.



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Latest News Syria: Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Larvrov


Lavrov: Moscow Insists on Positive Response to Syria's Request on UN Chemical Probe

May 02, 2013

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Larvrov, has stressed that all sides in Syria should respect the Geneva Communiqué which was issued on June 30th, 2012.

At a press conference after a meeting with Hungarian counterpart, Janos Martonyi, Lavrov said that all sides in Syria should abandon preconditions and stop delaying dialogue.

He noted that Moscow insists on giving a positive response to Syria's request on conducting a UN investigation on reports of chemical weapons use near Aleppo.

He added that the Syrian issue will be discussed during the visit of U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, to Moscow.

On March 19th, Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent two identical letters to President of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary General stating that in a dangerous escalation to the crimes perpetrated by the armed terrorist groups in north Syria, these groups launched a missile at 7,30 in the morning from Kfar Dael region into Khan al-Asal area in Aleppo governorate.

"The missile fell in a region populated by civilians on a 300- m distance from the post of the Syrian Arab army soldiers," the Ministry said in the letters.

The Ministry went on to say that Syria calls on the international community to seriously move to prevent those terrorist groups from perpetrating more dangerous crimes against Syrian people through putting an end to the military, financial, political and logistic support offered by the countries which back those terrorist groups, particularly Turkey, Qatar and some western states without considering  the repercussions of that support on the innocent Syrian civilians whose blood is shed at the hands of the terrorist groups. 



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Syria: Russia wants a political dialogue



April 5th, 2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to stop supporting the "Syrian opposition" with weapons.

During an interview with the German ARD TV, Putin said that international law prevents sending weapons to groups that seek the destabilization of any country.

He called for an immediate cessation of violence in Syria and urged all sides to sit at the dialogue table.

Answering a question on Russian weapon shipments to Syria, Putin said that there is no embargo on supplying countries with weapons, adding that "the Syrian opposition acquired 3.5 tons of weapons lately through the airports of Syria's neighboring countries only, according to the Washington Post, that what should be stopped.

"Our western partners suggest that the Syrian President must leave and then we can think of what to do; that is wrong. Libya, for example, is fragmenting into three states. All sides must sit at the dialogue table to discuss the future status of the country.

"We reached an agreement on Syria in Geneva, but unfortunately our western partners moved away from it, again." President Putin concluded.

M. Nassr / H. Sabbagh


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Syria: Russia sends humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees


Lebanon: Russia sends humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees

April 2, 2013

The Russian Emergencies Ministry has announced that it will send humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The spokeswoman of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Irina Rossius, said this today to the news agency of Itar-Tass.

According to the information by the spokeswoman of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Irina Rossius, an Il-76 plane will soon leave the airfield in Ramenskoye, which is located near the Russian capital Moscow.
It is planned that the Il-76 plane will leave the airfield in Ramenskoye tomorrow with a 26.7 tonne humanitarian consignment for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Of course, the Russian plane will arrive in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut, and the loading of the humanitarian aid for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon will start today already.
Thus, Russia tries to help the many Syrian refugees in Lebanon and it is a good turn by Russia to send humanitarian aid to these people who sure need it, because their situation in the refugee camps is not the best and there were already horrible information about the situation of the Syrian refugees in the camps in Turkey and Jordan.
There were already stories about human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping and young Syrian girls who were forced into marriages for money – and some not only once.
Not to mention the organ trade and a rotten Egyptian matchmaking agency who has offered Syrian girls and women for less money to customers, probably old Egyptian men, in a flyer. This Egyptian matchmaking agency has also offered virgins if the customer wants these kind of girls.


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Kremlin: Press statement following the BRICS summit


March 27, 2013

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: President Zuma, heads of state and government, ladies and gentlemen,

Russia will continue developing close cooperation with its BRICS partners and will do everything it can to facilitate the group’s development.

Our hosts’ active position has enabled us to hold a very energetic and productive summit. The eThekwini Declaration that we approved today reflects in full our countries’ common positions on a wide range of global political and economic issues.

The ambitious BRICS Action Plan for the coming year that we adopted today includes new areas of cooperation such as information security, joint efforts to combat drugs trafficking and terrorism, and promotion of youth and educational exchanges.

Economic partnership issues were discussed in detail at the summit. Russia supports the establishment of the BRICS Development Bank. We think that work should now continue at the expert level to settle the principles and rules for the institution’s operations.

The BRICS countries are aware of their role and responsibility as global growth leaders. As has already been noted today, our countries account for more than 27 percent of world gross domestic product – a total of $15.4 trillion.

We reaffirmed our commitment to continue expand trade and investment flows, strengthen our technical and industrial cooperation, stimulate the growth of our huge domestic markets, and carry out mutually advantageous business projects in third countries.

Russia put forward the initiative to draft a long-term economic cooperation strategy that would take into account national development plans and help to consolidate growth in all of the BRICS economies.

The summit paid particular attention to expanding business ties. We hope that the establishment of the BRICS Business Council will bring new substance and initiatives to our business communities’ work.

It is symbolic that all of our countries are putting the emphasis on not just the pace but also the quality of economic growth. This requires us to introduce the most stringent and advances environmental and nature protection standards.

In this respect I note the signing of the multilateral agreement on financing green economy projects, including use of energy-saving technology and recycling of raw materials.

Development assistance is another important aspect of our work together, and in this respect we have signed the multilateral agreement on co-financing infrastructure projects in Africa. This shows the BRICS group’s interest in expanding our cooperation with the African continent.

In conclusion, I want to thank the hosts and organisers of today’s summit for their hard work and for their leadership in reaching the results achieved today.

Thank you all very much.



Support of Syria: Solidarity Events in Russia, India

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The Syrian community and students in Russia, with the participation of Russian citizens organized a stand on Sunday in solidarity with motherland, Syria.

The stand was organized by the National Union of Syrian Students, in coordination with the Syrian community and the Russian Anti-Globalization Organization.

The participants expressed support for the political program for solving the crisis in Syria, renewing denunciation of terrorism and the global war waged on Syria.

The participants denounced the distortion of facts about the Syrian events by media outlets and their fabrication of lies to destabilize the country and sow discord among the Syrians.

They held the US, western countries, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar responsible for the bloodshed in Syria and undermining stability there and the vandalism of the Syrian economy.

The National Union branch stressed in a statement support to the Syrian people and leadership, voicing trust in Syria's inevitable victory, and the ability of the Syrians to crush Zionist and imperialist projects.

The Syrian community in Russia expressed trust in an imminent victory over the conspiracy targeting Syria, which seeks to end Syria's role in supporting Arab resistance.

The community also expressed pride in the Syrian leadership and trust in the Syrian people who spare no sacrifice in defending the homeland.

The Russian participants said that they joined the stand to back the Syrian leadership, people and army in the face of the aggression that has been on for two years.

Syrian Students in India Organize Symposium in Solidarity with Homeland

The National Union of Syrian Students branch in New Delhi organized a symposium in solidarity with Syria, with the participation of Indian figures and representatives of Indian parties and organizations.

The participants shed light on the events unfolding in Syria and the global war waged on the Syrian people.

The National Union of Syrian Students-India branch expressed in a statement support to Syria and its leadership, saluting the Syrian Arab army who is offering the dearest of sacrifices for protecting the homeland and citizens.

The Union called upon the Syrian people to stand united in the face of the flagrant terrorist aggressions, expressing deep condolences to the families of martyrs.

The Union voiced trust that the Syrian people will conquer conspiracies and aggression on Syria, indicating that victory is inevitable.

Syria's ambassador to India, Riyad Abbas, said in a speech that Syria is facing a global war "to undermine the state that is standing in the face of US and Zionist hegemony,'' stressing that Syria is bound to come out stronger due to the unity of the Syrian people and their support for their leadership and army.

The Indian participants also expressed support to Syria and conviction that the only solution to the crisis is the peaceful one, away from foreign dictates and military intervention.

M. Ismael



Latest News Syria: Minister Walid al-Moallem in Moscow


Al-Moallem: Syria Determined to Peaceful Means, Combating Terrorism, Lavrov: Russia's Stance Firm

Feb 26, 2013

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem held talks in Moscow on Monday with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, discussing the current situation in Syria and relations between the two friendly countries.

Al-Moallem briefed Lavrov on the complications of the crisis in Syria which are caused by the interference of well-known regional and international sides and their support of terrorist groups with funds, weapons and training and sending them to Syria to sabotage its infrastructure and attack the armed forces, law-enforcement personnel, citizens, public and private facilities.

He pointed out that President Bashar al-Assad launched the political program to resolve the crisis on January 6th, 2013 at a time when the Syrian government is defending its citizens and combating terrorism, and that a ministerial committee chaired by the Prime Minister was formed to prepare for national comprehensive dialogue with all those who wish to engage in dialogue in Syria and abroad, including those who carried arms and relinquished them, because reform isn't carried out through bloodshed but rather through dialogue.

Al-Moallem stressed that if the international community is really keen on the Syrian people, then it should exert pressure to end violence, because ending violence and creating a safe environment is a necessity for the success of the political solution, adding that this is affirmed by the Geneva statement and the political program for resolving the crisis.

The two sides were in agreement that the true test of the countries claiming commitment and concern over the political solution and the Syrian people's interests is having this reflected by participating in stopping violence.

Regarding bilateral relations, the two sides discussed the need to improve these relations to reach the level of the standing political coordination between the two countries.

The meeting was attended by Presidential Political and Media Advisor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, Assistant Foreign and Expatriates Minister Ahmad Arnous, and the Syrian Ambassador in Moscow Dr. Riyad Haddad.

Al-Moallem: Ready to Hold Dialogue with all Willing Sides, Determined to Fight Terrorism

Prior to the meeting, Minister al-Moallem stressed that the Syrian leadership is ready to hold dialogue with all sides, including the gunmen, and that it's resolved to fight terrorism.

Al-Moallem said he was tasked by President al-Assad with extending thanks to the Russian people and leadership for their firm stances which respect and are committed to the UN Charter and rules of the international law, adding that these stances contributed to preventing a foreign intervention in Syria, specifically a military intervention similar to what happened in Libya.

"What we are witnessing in Syria is a war waged by terrorism against the state, the so-called "Jabhat al-Nusra" which is affiliated with Al Qaeda, is the major side which is responsible for terrorist attacks in the country. This organization brought fighters from 28 countries, including Chechnya, to Syria," he said.

Minister al-Moallem added "As we believe in the peaceful solution to the Syria issue, President al-Assad launched the political program for the political solution last January. The Ministerial Committee started consultative meetings with most of the opposition forces in the country and opened the door for the external opposition to participate through providing facilitations and guarantees with the aim of holding a comprehensive national dialogue."

For his part, Minister Lavrov stressed that "All sides that are thinking objectively realize the importance of discussions as to reach a peaceful solution… there is no acceptable alternative to a political solution.

"There are sides that have embarked on a course of further bloodshed, which risks the collapse of the state and society, but there are also sensible forces that are increasingly aware of the necessity to begin the talks as soon as possible to reach a political settlement,” Lavrov assured, pointing out that the number of supporters of such a realistic line is growing.

Gatilov: Western Sides Encouraged Armed Opposition to Continue Violence

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov held the western countries responsible for the obstruction of launching a political process to resolve the crisis in Syria according to Geneva Statement as they encourage the armed opposition to go ahead in violence.

"The big problem is that there was no exertion for tangible efforts to launch the political process due to the stance of the western countries.. since Geneva statement, we were in contacts with the government and opposition in Syria alike, and we did our best to push the two for dialogue, but our western partners took different stance and relatively encouraged the armed opposition to continue armed work," Gatilov said in a special statement to ITAR TASS.

"This situation may continue for an indefinite period with all potential repercussions in case dialogue was not launched," Gatilov warned.

He called on the western sides to meet and continue discussions, based on Geneva statement, affirming his country's readiness to participate in a new work group on Syria with an expanded formulation including Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Gatilov considered that Russia lately noticed some positive developments in the behavior of the Syrian opposition.

M. Nassr / H. Sabbagh/ Mazen



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13.6.2006 - Sherman: Israeli Reaction a Justified Response to Repeated Hezbollah Provocations

26.7.2006 - Hezbollah, Israel, and the lessons of 1982

26.9.2006 - US Says Hezbollah Still Strong After War With Israel

21.4.2011 - Secretary Clinton Meets With Dutch Foreign Minister Rosenthal
Secretary Clinton Meets With Dutch Foreign Minister Rosenthal

8.10.2012 - Dutch Foreign Minister Rosenthal, a Dutchman’s Vendetta Against Hezbollah

14.10.2012 - Report in 'Sunday Times' says UAV struck down over Negev beamed images of IDF preparation for joint US exercise.

18.12.2012 - Bulgaria asks for permanent US troops presence

29.1.2013 - NATO crisis management center opens in Bulgaria

30.1.2013 - Israeli Airstrike in Syria Targets Arms Convoy, U.S. Says

16.2.2013 - Hezbollah warns Israel not to count on weaker Syria

18.2.13 - Thomas E. Donilon, U.S. National Security Adviser: 'EU must include Hezbollah in terrorist list. Europe can no longer ignore the threat that this group poses to the Continent and to the world.'

18.2.2013 - Israel and Syria: Behind the Bombs

18.2.2013 - Israel enters the 'civil war' in Syria

19.2.2013 - Bulgaria Presses Europeans to Toughen Stance on Hezbollah

19.2.2013 - Hezbollah, Syria and the Golan Heights, Jerusalem Post

21.2.2013 - Dichter Slams EU Delay in Blacklisting Hezbollah

21.2.2013 - Peres urges EU to put Hezbollah on terror list

21.2.2013 - Latest News Syria: US backed terrorists threaten Hezbollah

21.2.2013 - Israel Presses EU to Place Hezbollah on Terror List

21.2.2013 - 2 hours ago - William Hague discusses Hezbollah with Lebanese president

(The first 4O pages of the search results for 'United States Israel Hezbollah' on Google always repeat that Hezbollah should be seen as a 'terrorist organization'. It is on this way that the news about the war on Syria is manipulated by the western media)

Photo: US-backed terrorist-attack in Syria (21.2.2013)


American 'Peace Process'

Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad. C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.


Russian TV office destroyed


Russian TV office destroyed in Israeli attack on Gaza 

A Russian television network says its office in the Gaza Strip has been destroyed as buildings of press agencies are hit in the latest wave of Israeli aggression against the besieged Palestinian territory. 


Nov 18, 2012 - The Moscow-based Russia Today news station reported that the office on the top floor of the Showa Media Center "was destroyed after (an) Israeli airstrike hit the building" on Sunday, AFP reported.

The attack comes after the office of Iran's English-language Press TV channel in Gaza was hit twice in the Israeli aerial assaults. During the bombings, a Press TV cameraman sustained injuries. He is in stable condition at a hospital in Gaza.

"At least six journalists were wounded, with minor and moderate injuries, when Israeli warplanes hit the al-Quds TV office in the Showa and Housari building in the Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City," Hamas Health Ministry Spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said. Most of the reporters were evacuated after an initial strike, but they later returned to the site only to come under another assault.

Witnesses said the strikes caused extensive damage to the building.

The latest wave of Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has claimed at least 53 lives since November 14.

Ahmed al-Ja'abari, the popular and influential leader of the Hamas military wing, the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, was assassinated in an Israeli attack on his car on Wednesday.

On November 16, Ahmed Abu Jalal, a field commander of the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the district of Maghazi in central Gaza.

Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in the Palestinian territory on Saturday, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists, preparing for a possible ground invasion.

The Israeli military frequently carries out airstrikes and other attacks on the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, in violation of international law, disproportionate force is always used and civilians are often killed or injured.

Gaza has been blockaded by the Israeli regime since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.


Photo: Smoke billows as debris flies from the explosion at the local Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza City on November 18, 2012, after it was attacked during an Israeli airstrike. 


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'Hillary Clinton concerned about Russia’s growing influence...'

US soldiers in Bulgaria.jpgBulgaria asks for permanent US troops presence – report

The treaty permits the US to use the bases “for missions in third country without a specific authorization from Bulgarian authorities...”


18 December, 2012 

Bulgaria has asked the United States to place a permanent military force in the country aimed at strengthening security in the region and increasing their military cooperation, local media reports.

Bulgarian Defense Minister Anu Anguelov has discussed the opening of a US military base in Novo Selo, near Sliven, with officials of the Pentagon in early December, reports Dneven Trud daily newspaper citing sources in the Bulgarian military.

Nothing has yet been set in ink, but if the deal is to go through, it could double the American troop numbers in the country, according to the report. 

If an agreement is reached, anti-war activist Brian Becker, argues it would surrender Sofia’s power to the US government, as troops pose “a threat to the national sovereignty of the people of Bulgaria because they have foreign military bases, and it incorporates Bulgaria, makes it more secure as part of an American political, economic as well as military formation. You really can't be a free country and free people and have foreign troops on your soil,” he told RT.

US troops have been present in Bulgaria for over six years under a Defense Cooperation Agreement signed by the both states in April 2006.  Under the arrangement, Americans are allowed to train their troops at four Bulgarian bases, which remain under Sofia’s command and under the Bulgarian flag. 

However, the presence of the US forces in Bulgaria is also an American “method” of securely “fastening the country and its economy and its political leaders to Washington both in terms of the incorporation of US military equipment, selling US military goods abroad, which is a big business here”, Becker says.

Such a military buildup will also threaten Russia, Becker added, as “there is a strong motive force to maintain the cold war even without the Soviet Union and to incorporate the countries of eastern and central Europe, the former Warsaw Pact countries into an American sphere of interest through the medium of NATO.”

The treaty also permits the US to use the bases “for missions in third country without a specific authorization from Bulgarian authorities.” 

Photo: US soldiers run during the media day of the tri-nation military exercise "Immediate response 06" in Novo Selo training base 19 July 2006. (AFP Photo/Valentina Petrova)



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President Putin: symbol of a weak Russia ?


Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the symbol of a weak Russia if he would caputulate for the military pression of the U.S. and it's allies. And nothing will stop the U.S.and its satellite states then to isolate Russia politically, militarily and economically. 

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Cuban missiles (1962) - Turkish missiles (2012)


“My fellow Americans, with a heavy heart, and in necessary fulfillment of my oath of office, I have ordered – and the United States Air Force has now carried out – military operations with conventional weapons only, to remove a major nuclear weapons build-up from the soil of Cuba.”

These are the words President Kennedy almost delivered in October 1962 announcing what could have been World War III.

Photo: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and President John F. Kennedy talk in the residence of the US ambassador in a suburb of Vienna, June 3, 1961.


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Syria: Hillary Clinton warns Russia


"There is a move to re-Sovietise the region"...

As reported by the Financial Times, on Thursday, hours before meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a news conference that the US is to prevent Russia from integrating more closely with its neighbors in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

"There is a move to re-Sovietise the region," said the US Secretary of State. "It’s not going to be called that. It’s going to be called a customs union, it will be called Eurasian Union and all of that. But let's make no mistake about it. We know what the goal is and we are trying to figure out effective ways to slow down or prevent it."


“There is a move to re-Sovietise the region”


'The U.S. is extremely concerned by Russia’s growing influence within Eastern Europe'


NATO is an Alliance that consists of 28 independent member countries.
Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States,





On October 6, 2012, the Spanish government has agreed to participate in NATO's anti-missile shield that will see specialized United States warships based at a Spanish base already used by the U.S. Navy.

Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Spain and the U.S. had sealed the deal Friday to use the base in southwestern Spain as part of the shield, enabling four U.S. Navy destroyers and some 1,400 operators to be deployed at the base.
Moscow has long opposed the shield and called for binding guarantees from the U.S. and NATO that it will not target Russia.
The Pentagon also has units at Moron air base in southwest Spain, with a presence of some 4,250 military personnel and 1,000 civilians in the country.

NATO Expansion into the Middle East, Confronting Russia, Systematic Surrounding of China

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A war between Syria and Turkey is inevitable

Erdogan.petit.caniche.de.Hillary.Clinton.jpgISTANBUL, Oct. 9 2012 (Xinhua) - Turkey and Syria move closer than ever to the verge of war after Syria's latest mortar shelling killed five Turkish civilians.

The Turkey Parliament has authorized a war mandate last week, enabling further cross-border military action against Syria.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked about the war twice within a week, saying that Turkey was not far away from war and called on his people to be prepared.

Turkey and Syria have been exchanging cross-border artillery fire for almost a week. In this sense, Turkey has already started fighting.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last Saturday that conflict between Turkey and Syria may escalate and spread to neighboring countries.

However, many Turkish analysts worry that it would be great mistake for Turkey to get involved in a war with Syria, which could bring serious consequences to this country.

"If Turkey starts war with Syria, it would be detrimental for both countries. Turkey's social stability, economic development and democratization process would all be badly affected," Aykan Erdemir, a Turkish MP from the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), told Xinhua.

Photo: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, the favorite poodle of Hillary Clinton.


U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Turkey


Turkey is one of five European nations that continue to house U.S. tactical nuclear weapons allocated for NATO.

Some months ago, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists and C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and 'medical' working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

On October 4, 2012, Adm. George Stavridis, the commander of US European Command (USEUCOM) and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), met with Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel in Ankara. The meeting took place at General Staff headquarters but was only announced to the public in a statement released by the General Staff some days later. The talks were closed to the press and the statement did not elaborate on what Stavridis and Ozel discussed. It proved once again that the Turkish government is not only arming Syrian terrorists but organizes with its NATO allies (with Israel in the background) also a real war against Syria.

Photo: In May 1997, Israel and Turkey signed an agreement valued in excess of US $500 million for the establishment of a joint-venture between Israel's Rafael and Turkey's Turkish Aerospace Industries for the co-production of Popeye I and Popeye II missiles in Turkey



Stop NATO: Russia, Brazil, India, China, South Africa, Vietnam

0312-AUSRUSSIA-US-RUSSIA-DIPLOMACY.jpgThe Russian leaders have understand that it is necessary to stop the military imperialism of the US. and its allies (including Germany that is the 2nd largest arms supplier to Turkey).

Chinese leaders also have understood that they must do something before they are totally surrounded by American missile platforms...


October 18, 2012


Putin calls for taking military-technical cooperation with BRICS to new level

NOVO OGAREVO: President Vladimir Putin called for raising military-technical cooperation with partner countries from the BRICS Group – Brazil, India, China, and South Africa – and also with Vietnam to a new level.

“We will develop cooperation with our partners from the BRICS Group and with Vietnam,” Putin said at a meeting of the Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation on Wednesday, October 17.

“Given the growing technological, industrial and scientific potential of these countries, military-technical cooperation with them can and should be raised to a qualitatively new level,” the president said.

He said he meant “deep industrial cooperation and joint research, creation of effective maintenance and after-sale service systems, and joint access to third countries”.

Putin recalled that “the BRICS countries have been dynamically gaining political, economic and technological momentum over the last several years, and showing high and stable growth rates. BRICS countries account for 43 percent of the world’s population and their combined GDP is makes up about one-fifth of the global”.

He believes that Russia has “built a constructive dialogue” with these countries, and it has been successfully coordinating actions with them on a wide range of global and regional issues.

India and China are “traditional key partners” of Russia in military-technical cooperation. “We see broad prospects for relations in this field with Brazil and South Africa,” he said.

Putin said Vietnam is “one of the trusted partners of Russia” with which “we are intensifying military-technical cooperation after some pause in the 1990s”.

As an example, Putin cited India with which “we do not limit ourselves to the supply of finished products only and give more and more attention to join R&D work and licensed production, including for supply to other countries”.

“Benefits are obvious: joint production allows us to reduce production costs, obtain and introduce new technologies, including dual purpose ones, and organise rational transfer of technologies from the defence indsutry to civilian sectors,” the president said.




Washington is responsible for terrorist acts and death of Syrian civilians

Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

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Russia Calls to Unite Efforts to End Violence in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.jpg

Lavrov Calls on International Community to Unite Efforts to End Violence in Syria and Launch Negotiations

Sep 29, 2012

NEW YORK, (SANA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held the countries, that reject the implementation of Geneva agreement on Syria, responsible for pushing Syria even deeper into internecine strife and continue militarizing the crisis as they only call the Syrian government to stop violence and encourage the opposition to continue the acts of violence.

Speaking at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly on Friday, Lavrov said "The international community should unify efforts to coerce all sides of the Syrian crisis to end violence immediately, launch dialogue and reach a middle-ground solution on the reforms that satisfy all spectrums of the Syrian people."

"Russia resolutely condemns all kinds of violence, from wherever source it comes from, and is convinced that there is still an opportunity to undertake collective actions," Lavrov added, asserting that extremist organizations including al-Qaeda have become more active in Syria and carried out terrorist acts against the inhabitants and the public infrastructure.

He underscored that practical steps to overcome the crisis need to begin through halting violence, releasing of prisoners and hostages and supplying of additional humanitarian aid, as this will create conditions to start an inter-Syrian dialogue.

He expressed Russia's support to the efforts of the UN envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, asserting that his country will exert all efforts to make his mission a success.

Lavrov said that Russia supports the peoples' right to determine their own future and move to the most effective ways of state governance, stressing the importance that these changes take place away from violence and foreign interference.

Lavrov stressed the importance that the unfolding situation in the Middle East won't push the Palestinian cause to the peripheries, calling for a just and comprehensive settlement that leads to establishing a viable Palestinian state.

''States have to protect themselves from provocations and abusing religious feelings, but terrorist acts are unjustifiable, and so are attacks on diplomats and the UN staff,'' Lavrov added.

He added that slapping sanctions is, according to the UN Charter, the prerogative of the UN an such decisions are taken unanimously. H. Zain/ M. Ismael/Mazen 



Who's responsible for terrorist acts in Syria ?


1) Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

2) British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain would step up its support for the armed groups in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million). The money is used for bomb attacks in Syria.

3) An official source told a SANA reporter that the seized arms included Nato sniper rifles, machineguns, hunting rifles, explosive devices of various weights, devices for remote control detonation and an amount of batteries and electrical wires.

4) Belgian Senator Nele Lijnen said that she intends to launch a discussion at the Belgian Senate regarding the fact that the terrorists in Syria possess weapons made in Belgium. 

5) The Swiss Authorities announced that they are investigating into information published by Sonntags Zeitung newspaper about hand grenades used by armed terrorist groups in Syria.

6) The weapons and military equipment recently discovered and seized by the Syrian Army in Idlib province proves NATO's arms and logistic support for terrorists in Syria.

7) The seized weapons in Salqain district in Idlib included 7.26 guns along with other weapons as well as boxes of gunshots with the words "NATO BALL" carved on them.

8) The Lebanese army intelligence has seized a large quantity of wea Lutfallah II container pons hidden inside cars aboard an Italian ship at Tripoli port, north of Lebanon, Lebanese security sources told Al-Manar TV.

9) This comes just days after the Lebanese Army Marines confiscated Lutfallah II arms shipment off the Lebanese port of Batoun while it was carrying 300,000 pounds of weapons within three containers. Reports said the cargo ship, which was flying the flag of Sierra-Leone, had left Libya and was bound to Syria.

10) Lebanese terrorist Mohammad Hussein Fares confessed to participating in smuggling weapons, militants and journalists into Syria and committing terrorists acts against Syrians.

11) Fares said that they smuggled assault rifles, RPG rounds, sniper rifles, LAW missiles, machineguns and cases of ammo, delivering them to Amoun, with al-Jarban coming later to distribute them among terrorists.

12) US, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are arming AL-QAEDA Terrorists to commit Terrorism in Syria.

13) Over 30,000 various weapons have been channelled to Syria since unrest flared up there in April last year, Amin Khteit says. The overall amount of explosives makes up 300 tons. The deliveries were made by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. They depend on the United States, which is making every effort to overpower Syria.

14) The authorities seized weapons smuggled from Turkey in Tal Abyad area on the Syrian-Turkish borders in Raqqa countryside.

15) A Turkish parliamentarian has stressed that Turkish ambulances are transporting weapons to terrorist groups in Syria, expressing their opposition to Ankara's policies on the Syrian case.

Photo: State Lunch - Obama with his friend UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992