Posts Tagged ‘Russian-Syrian relations’

Russia ready to discuss 5-point Syria resolution

Monday, March 12, 2012 Comments off

Russia is open to negotiating a UN Security Council resolution on Syria if it is backing the five-point formula offered by the Arab League, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the Security Council meeting Monday. Read more…

Resolving Syrian crisis ‘up to the Syrians’ – Moscow

Thursday, March 8, 2012 Comments off

Russia believes Syria must be allowed to resolve its crisis without outside interference by way of a constructive dialogue between the government and the opposition. It urges all the sides in the conflict to renounce violence and continues to oppose attempts to extend outside help to only one of these sides. Read more…

Syria ready for dialogue with opposition: diplomat

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Comments off

Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riyad Mohammed Haddad has confirmed his government’s readiness for a dialogue with the opposition, Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated after its Middle East presidential envoy Mikhail Margelov met with Mr haddad in Moscow. Read more…

Barack Obama rules out military action against Syria

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Comments off

Russia’s position on Syria not a PR trick

Assad vows to crack down on terrorists, continue reforms

Barack Obama rules out military action against Syria

President Barack Obama says that unilateral military action by the United States against Syria would be a mistake and that the situation in Syria is more complicated than it was in Libya, CBS News reports from Read more…

In Syria, Russia defends justice

Friday, March 2, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Mar. 2, 2012

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In Syria, Russia is defending justice and the sovereign right of the people to their government’s peaceful democratic choice, rather than the political regime in Damascus, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily in Moscow earlier today. Read more…

Let Syrians decide their future – diplomat

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Comments off

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It’s up to Syrians to decide their country’s future. The statement came from Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov during an emergency debate on Syria, which took place in Geneva on Tuesday. Read more…

Medvedev voices Russia’s position on Syria

Thursday, February 23, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 23, 2012

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Russia used its right to veto at voting in the UN Security Council in order to prevent attempts of external interference in Syrian affairs. This was stated by President Dmitry Medvedev in telephone conversations with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. Read more…

Russia proposes sending UN envoy to Syria

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Comments off

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 Arab League envoy rejects military action against Syria 

Vitaly Churkin. Photo: EPA  

Moscow has urged the United Nations to send a special envoy to Syria to coordinate security issues and the delivery of humanitarian aid, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Twitter. Read more…

UN General Assembly adopts non-binding Syria resolution

Friday, February 17, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 17, 2012

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The 193-nation UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved the Egypt-submitted draft resolution on Syria. 137 voted in favor of the document, with 12 – among them Russia and China – voting against. Another 17 states abstained. Read more…

Danger of civil war in Syria – Lavrov

Thursday, February 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 16, 2012
“The demand of a regime change is the direct way to even more deaths,” -Lavrov

The demand for the change of regime in Syria as a precondition for resolving the conflict in this country can lead to a civil war according to a statement made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Read more…