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MOSCOW – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stressed Russia’s rejection of meddling in the Syrian internal affairs no matter the pretexts.

In a letter to King of Morocco Mohammad VI published on the Russian president’s website on Friday, Medvedev said that Russia’s rejection of foreign interference, particularly military intervention, in the Syrian internal affairs is at the core of its stance, no matter the pretexts.

Medvedev said that Russia is still calling for halting violence in Syria by all sides based on its belief that there is no alternative to the peaceful settlement to the crisis, underlining the importance of initiating unconditioned national dialogue.

The Russian president’s website said that Deputy Russian Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, handed the letter to the Moroccan King during his visit to Rabat.

Russia Opposes Unbalanced US-proposed Draft Security Council Resolution on Syria

Russia proclaimed opposition to a U.S. draft resolution submitted to the Security Council on Syria, saying it is unbalanced as its main problem lies in the absence of coincidental demand that all Syrian parties carry out tangible steps to halt the violence in the country.

“We can’t approve the draft resolution with its current form because it isn’t balanced,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gennady Gatilov, in a statement on Friday.

Russia, Gatilov made clear, has heard from different sources that the Western countries want the timing of endorsing this draft resolution to coincide with the ministerial session of the Security Council due on March 12.

Accordingly, the Russian official stressed that his country does not consider it suitable to link adopting the resolution to certain dates, because the time factor is not essential for Russia. What is rather more important, Gatilov continued, is reaching a realistic text that is devoid of double meaning and aimed at making a firmly-established settlement.

Gatilov: Russia Will Not Allow Passing any Draft Resolution on Syria Which Might Hint to Using Force

On Thursday, Gatilov underlined Russia’s rejection of passing any draft resolution at the UN Security Council which includes any gaps that allow using force against Syria.

“Russia will not agree any draft resolution which includes points that refer to using force against Syria… it is not permissible for the resolution to bear different readings… difficult consultations are underway in New York regarding this issue,” Russia Today TV quoted Gatilov as saying on his website.

He added that the target is to remain as it is, represented in preparing a context that include equal demands for the two sides.

Kalashnikov: Russia’s Stance towards Situation in Syria is Firm

Earlier, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations in the Russian Duma, Leonid Kalashnikov underlined that the Russian stance, which rejects any foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs, is firm.

Kalashnikov told SANA correspondent in Moscow on Thursday ,” the Duma Council adopted an official statement on the events in Syria, and we stressed that Russia has vetoed in a completely right way , a UN Security Council resolution on Syria to foil a decision aiming to repeat the Libyan scenario, a decision which is completely rejected by Russian and China.”

The Russian official underlined that there is no basis for what some Arab and Western countries are trying to promote with regard to a change in the Russian and Chinese stance, pointing out that the situation is heading towards calmness and there should be efforts for a political and diplomatic solution to the crisis.

Kalashnikov said that the Arab League sent its observers to Syria, as they set their report but the Western states and some of AL countries concealed it and prevented distributing it to Security Council’s members because it included objective facts on the reality of events in Syria.

Matozov: Failure of Adopting Security Council Resolution against Syria Excludes Military Intervention, Pushes Situation into Settlement

Head of the Friendship Association between Russia and the Arab States, Vichslav Matozov, considered the diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis in Syria and the failure of Arab and Western countries in passing a resolution in the Security Council that authorizes military intervention in Syria as a political and diplomatic success for Syria.

In an interview with the Syrian TV, Matozov added the failure of Arab and Western attempts, which left space for illegal interference through smuggling weapons and gunmen via the borders, excluded military option and pushed the situation into settlement and dialogue .

He said that the United Nations’ special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan and his deputy Nasser al-Qedweh have to work to stop military and political interference in Syria as a basis for the future and the diplomatic and political process.

Matozov stressed Russia and China ‘s firm stance towards Syria and their commitment to the main principles of the inadmissibility of interference in the internal affairs of independent countries and respecting international regulations.

English Bulletin 

Published by SANA

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(AGI) Mosca – La Russia ha ribadito che si opporra’ a qualsiasi risoluzione Onu sulla Siria che avalli l’uso della forza e ha bocciato come “non equilibrato” il nuovo testo sponsorizzato dagli Usa che potrebbe essere votato lunedi’ prossimo.

“Non accetteremo una risoluzione del Consiglio di Sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite contenente un appiglio qualsiasi per l’uso della forza contro la Siria”, ha affermato il vice ministro degli Esteri, Ghennady Gatilov, lasciando intendere la possibilita’ di un terzo veto.

“Qualunque ambiguita’ a tale riguardo e’ inammissibile”, ha avvertito Gatilov, lamentando anche che non venga chiesto a entrambe le parti di “avviare passi concreti per arrivare a un cessate il fuoco”.

Il numero due della diplomazia russa ha insistito che Mosca “non puo’ condividere una bozza di risoluzione nella forma in cui ci e’ sottoposta attualmente” perche’ “il testo in discussione rimane non equilibrato” .

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