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Lavrov: Need for Cessation of Terrorism Violence Soon, Resolving Crisis in Syria on Basis of Geneva Statement

MOSCOW – 28/12/2012 – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed the need for reaching a solution to the crisis in Syria on the basis of Geneva Statement and an immediate cessation of the violence in Syria, calling on the international community to work to achieve that.

In a joint press conference with Egyptian counterpart, Mohammad Kamel Amre, in Moscow on Friday, Lavrov said : ” We exchanged views on the situation in Syria and agreed on the necessity of stopping the violence immediately and reaching a solution and a settlement on the basis of Geneva Statement,”

Lavrov emphasized that instead of instigation, the international community must work to stop the violence and exert pressure on the parties to compel them to apply what was agreed upon in Geneva statement.

” The Syrian people are the only ones to determine their own destiny,” Lavrov noted.

On the results of his meetings with Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, Lavrov said that Moscow has got an evaluation of the situation in Syria and the UN envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, recent visit to Damascus as it discussed the Syrian leadership’s readiness to start the dialogue, pointing out that Russia will listen to Brahimi’s view in Moscow regarding his meetings in Damascus.

Answering a question about the so-called Doha coalition, Lavrov expressed Moscow’s disappointment with the statement which announced the time of the formation of the coalition which mainly aimed at canceling the governmental establishments in Syria and rejection of dialogue.

Russian Foreign Ministry : Three-Way Meeting Regarding Syria Expected Next Month

 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, said that the coming three-way meeting regarding Syria may be held in January next year.

” A final decision on the meeting to be held at the level of the Deputy Foreign Ministers would be taken after the upcoming visit of Brahimi to Moscow,” Russia Today website quoted Bogdanov as saying in press statements on Friday.

” The decision on a new ‘triple B’ meeting with Lakhdar Brahimi, (US Deputy Secretary of State), William Burns, and Mikhail Bogdanov, would probably be taken after listening to what Brahimi would say on the situation in Syria,” Bogdanov said.

He added : ” This meeting will be in January, after the Christmas and New Year holidays.”

Brahimi will hold meeting with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, on ways to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria as Brahimi will brief the Russian Minister on the results of his recent visit to Damascus.

The previous trilateral meeting between Brahimi, Burns and Bogdanov was held in Geneva earlier this month.

Ghossoun /  SANA / 28-12-2012



Mikdad, Lavrov Discuss Syria, Emphasize Peaceful Solution to Crisis

Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Dr. Fayssal Mikdad underlined the importance of a putting an end to violence and terrorism, and reaching a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria according to Geneva statement.

During his meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Thursday, Dr. Mikdad underlined the deep Syrian-Russian relations, and reviewed with Lavrov the situation in Syria in all its aspects.

Dr. Mikdad stressed the importance of stopping foreign meddling in the Syrian affairs and that some countries in the region and abroad refrain from backing, training and funding the terrorist groups.

Dr. Mikdad also stressed the necessity that the solution be Syrian and led by Syria.

For his part, the Russian FM reiterated Russia’s support to a peaceful solution in Syria and renewed Russia’s known position on Geneva statement, affirming that there is no change in the Russian stance on Syria.

Russian Foreign Ministry: No Russian-US Plan to Settle the Situation in Syria

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said there is no Russian-US plan to settle the situation in Syria, pointing out that Moscow just rely on the Geneva Agreement.

Lukashevich, at a press conference on Thursday, dismissed the existence of such a plan as it is not under discussion, noting that the Russian side will discuss with the UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, and Washington a general plan of action was adopted in Geneva last Jun 30.

“Moscow considers Geneva Statement as irreplaceable basis for settling the situation in Syria, ” Russia Today Channel quoted Lukashevich as saying at the conference.

The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson renewed his county’s rejection of the use of force to solve the crisis in Syria, saying that the only way for “putting an end to the Syrians’ suffering” passes through dialogue and talks.

He pointed out that Russia is exerting efforts to help the Syrians determine the future of their country on their own.

Answering a question on what is being posed regarding the use of the chemical weapons in Syria by the government, Lukashevich clarified that talking about the use of the chemical weapons is actually being raised with the aim of bringing foreign intervention to the Syrian crisis, adding that this propaganda is meant in, the first place, to spread horror among the Syrians and the foreign citizens residing in Syria.

The Russian official pointed that the use of any sort of mass destruction weapons is unacceptable and strongly condemned by the international community, saying ” the Syrian government stressed it s approval to us, to our western partners and the UN regarding this issue,” hoping that the opposition groups would assume their responsibility with no hesitation with this regard.”

On the other hand, Lukashevich said that Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, will hold talks with Brahimi on Saturday to discuss all matters related to the political-diplomatic settlement in Syria and Brahimi’s efforts to stop the violence and launch comprehensive national dialogue between the government and the opposition in Syria on the basis of Geneva Statement.

He made it clear that the visit of Deputy Foreign sand Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikad to Russia comes in the framework of Russia’s diplomatic efforts to develop a dialogue with the government and the opposition powers to stop the violence in Syria.

“Nowadays, there is a need for active and decisive measures to put an end to the violence.” Lukashevich said.

Lavrov: Russia Determined to Solve Crisis in Syria based on Geneva Agreement, Western Partners Encourage Continuation of Violence

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said on Thursday that Russia is determined to go ahead to reach a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria based on Geneva Statement, but the ball is now in court of the western partners who support the political solution orally and encourage the continuation of violence practically.

In an interview with Russian Interfax News Agency, Lavrov warned that the “double game” is extremely dangerous under the current circumstances in Syria, and it would lead to the continuation of militarization and aggravating the situation and extremism.

He added that the latest tripartite communications in Geneva, in which Russia, the US and the UN Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, took part, stressed that the possibilities to find common denominators on implementing Geneva Statement are still present, but “We should not try to change the statement.”

He asserted that the opportunities to solve the crisis in Syria based on Geneva Statement are still standing and they should be boosted, but they are decreasing continuously.

He warned that the alternative to the peaceful solution is bloody chaos and it will reflect negatively on all sides.

He highlighted the necessity of halting violence and working to launch internal dialogue immediately to indentify the standards of political reform to meet the interests of all Syrians.



La Siria si rifiuta di conferire a qualsiasi parte il mandato di parlare a nome e per conto suo proprio

La Siria si rifiuta di conferire a qualsiasi parte il mandato di parlare a nome e per conto suo proprio, considerando ciò che viene definito “piano americano per Ibrahimi” non degno di essere letto o preso in considerazione, e che la soluzione ai problemi si deve trovare esclusivamente a Damasco, indicando che il ruolo delle grandi superpotenze deve limitarsi alla vigilanza del rispetto del diritto internazionale, per evitare di scivolare in una guerra totale.

La fonte aggiunge che è stato già confermato che ciò che non si è riusciti a realizzare diplomaticamente con gli Stati confinanti sarà eseguito con la forza, e che non sarà più accettabile d’ora in poi l’ingresso di persone armate attraverso il confine di qualsiasi Stato confinante senza fare pagare a questo Stato il giusto prezzo per tali gravi violazioni.

Personalmente invito coloro che non hanno ancora capito il messaggio a leggere bene fra le righe e assumersi interamente le proprie responsabilità.
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