In the midst of hostility, Syria continues to receive international support
Amid an escalation of hostility, Damascus especially found confusing the statements of Arab leaders, Syria continues to receive the support of countries and polítical leaders. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, reported here, urged the opposition in Syria to abandon all ties with armed groups that are equipped from outside causing the authorities to respond to their acts of terror.
In this context, statements of concern appear from western states, such as the U.S. government, which called on armed groups not to surrender their weapons not endorsing a general amnesty decreed by President Bashar al-Assad.
Russia reiterates its support for the plan proposed by the Arab League (AL), accepted by Damascus to resolve the crisis, and a willingness for Damascus to take it over. For example, Russia details, was the decision on November 4 to release 553 prisoners, besides the general amnesty.
In the opinion of Moscow, the implementation of these measures and other Arab League initiatives pave the way for a constructive and tangible political dialogue between the Syrian government and the opposition.
In this sense, opposition sectors were criticized for refusing dialogue proposed by the Arab League, which would help contribute to normalizing the situation in Syria, thus distancing themselves from the spirit of the Arab initiative.
The statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry comes after the secretary-general and under-secretary of the Arab League on Sunday affirmed that Syria did not comply with the agreement and called for a new meeting Saturday to review the issue.
Damascus criticized this attitude and wondered if it were not a power game being played by the centers of power in the West, serving the intention to intervene in Syria as they did in Libya.
Moscow knew that the Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, called a number of colleagues and leaders of international organizations to support the Arab initiative and allow the Syrians to move forward in solving their problems.
As the news spread by some Arab and Western media about acts of violence that have caused victims, particularly in Homs, Russia believes that it is a natural duty of the Syrian authorities to ensure the safety and rights of its citizens and the overall stability “against the vandalism of armed groups.
Speaking to the Syrian news agency, SANA, the general secretary of the Russian Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, condemned the provocations of the United States that encourage and stimulate acts of terrorism in Syria, such as their call to armed groups to reject the amnesty.
He also recalled that Washington and its allies who now besiege Syria are and have been the perpetrators and / or supported the brutal crimes against Libya, and warned that the only purpose of this campaign is to overthrow the Syrian government.
In turn, the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, recognized that Syria is being besieged by the West because it has been the bastion of Arab resistance, and therefore they create pretexts to push and interfere in Syria’s internal affairs.
Speaking to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Akhbar, relayed in the Syrian press, Ahmadinejad suggested that the Syrians be allowed to solve their problems through understanding and dialogue without foreign interference.
On the attempts of the United States to break the relationship between the countries he called the axle resistance, the Iranian president said that behind Washington’s maneuvers is their interest in rescuing and protecting the Zionist state.
(english.pravda.ru / 14.11.2011)