The BRICS Ministers for Foreign Affairs met in New York on September 26th, 2012, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly and discussed among other issues the situation in Syria.
They expressed their deep concern with the escalation of violence and the deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in Syria with reports of growing violations of human rights and of humanitarian international law.
According to the coming information, the escalation of tension in Syria continues. There still are the armed clashes in different districts of the country. Recently came up the facts of massacre against Syrian civilians in Daraa near Damascus, where bodies of more than two hundred people, including women and children, were found after it had been freed by governmental troops. This is another provocative crime, analogous in pattern to those, which took place earlier and provoked the huge international resonance.
Moscow took notice of the information in foreign mass-media, including the British newpaper the Sunday Times, on use of British military facilities in Cyprus for the interest of the Free Syrian Army. Particularly, it was stated that those military facilities implement intelligence gathering on actions of armed forces in Syria; that information subsequently goes to gunmen of the FSA, who fight with B. al-Assad’s regime.
What are your comments considering the declaration of the Official Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State V. Nuland during her briefing on 21 August, the essence of which is that the government of Russia, she said, knows what should be done in order to settle the Syrian crisis, because it has elaborated the Geneva plan jointly with the USA?