Posição oficial da Parte Russa em relação à situação na Síria
Article by Russian President Vladimir Putin published in the US newspaper New York Times.
Vladimir Putin summed up the results of the G20 Summit and answered journalists’ questions.
In light of the aggravation of the situation around Syria, it is especially worrying that any forceful action against this country may touch objects which are sensitive in terms of nuclear security and nuclear non-proliferation.
We continue to receive alarming signals about an approaching military interference in the Syrian conflict without proper sanctions from the UN Security Council. As before, we consider that such a position is absolutely contrary to international law and is therefore unacceptable.
The reaction of the international community and individual states to the use of chemical weapons shall remain within a strict legal framework. At the same time, any reaction must be supported by the results of a thorough independent investigation.
On the eve of the G20 Summit, Vladimir Putin gave an interview to Channel One and the Associated Press news agency. The interview was recorded in Novo-Ogaryovo on September 3.
We draw attention to the mass filling of information space with different materials, the purpose of which is to impose responsibility for the alleged use of chemical weapons in Damascus on the Syrian officials, before the results of the UN investigation are presented. Thus, “the ground is prepared” for forceful action against Syria. In view of this, we deem it possible to share the main conclusions of the Russian analysis of the samples taken in the place of the incident using military poisonous substances in the Aleppo suburb – Khan al-Asal.
Dear colleagues and friends,
I am really glad to acknowledge our regular meeting, which we traditionally have on the Day of Knowledge. I would especially like to welcome first year students, and hope that they join this sort of family, fully mastering its tradition, maintaining the continuity of generations.
First and foremost my trip reflects the importance that Siberia and the Far East hold for Russia.
In general my trip was planned. But of course, after the well-known, difficult events triggered by floods and linked with flood control, we had to modify the agenda a little bit, and spend more time on precisely those issues.
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.
Did Syria really request the Russian Government to provide a loan? Is the Russian Government going to consider this request? Is there a possibility to provide such a loan?
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?
On August 21, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov met with the delegation headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Syria Quadri Jamil, which was in Moscow on the working visit.
Negotiations with the delegation of Syrian government headed by Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Q. Jamil took place on 21 August. The delegation also included Dr. A. Haidar - the Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs of the SAR.
Dear Syrian colleagues,
Both Russian and western mass-media lately publish the information on arms deliveries to Syrian opposition through third countries. In particular those countries include Libya, Turkey and Lebanon. A number of countries of Persian Gulf finance these deliveries.
Moscow is satisfied with the appointment of L. Brahimi to the position of the Joint Special Representative of the UN and Arab League for Syria on 17 August. The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria is known as an experienced diplomat, who has a lot of experience in peace-making. He used to head the UN Missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Haiti. L. Brahimi also is a member of the Elders group, which consists of the famous global politicians consulting the UN in solution of difficult international problems.
In connection with the end of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) on 19 August this year the UN Security Council sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General approving his recommendation to reformat the UN presence in Syria.
The task of the new UN office in the SAR includes monitoring of the situation afield, encouragement of the Syrian parties to end the bloodshed and begin the political dialogue as soon as possible.
How can the decision of the UN Security Council not to extend the UN Supervision Mission in Syria influence the present situation?
In connection with the terrorist act on 15 August in Damascus near the hotel, where the participants of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) are accomodated, the Russian delegation initiated at the Security Council a brief project of statement of the SC for press.
Moscow is getting more and more concerned about the information coming from Damascus regarding the fact that the representatives of Syrian and international mass-media are attacked by illegal paramilitary groups more often. The latest attacks include taking of four member camera crew of the television channel Al-Ihbaria on 10 August this year in Tell and assassination of the department head of the Syrian information agency SANA near his house on 11 August in Damascus suburb. The Head of the UNSMIS Lieutenant General B.
According to the information of mass-media, the international conference on Syria initiated by Iran is to shortly take place in Teheran. Does Russia plan on participating in it?
We indeed received a corresponding invitation to the consultative meeting on Syria. Iran plans to hold this forum on 9 August this year. It is understandable that the stated terms for its proper preparation are very tight.
The Russian delegation regrets on the acceptation of the resolution by the General Assembly, which just aggravates the confrontational approaches to the resolution of the Syrian crisis not encouraging the leading of the parties to the platform of dialogue and the search of the peaceful ways of crisis resolution in the interests of the whole Syrian population.
Moscow deeply regrets about intention of UN/LAS Special Envoy for Syria K. Annan to retire at the end of August, when his mandate expires.
The bloody armed stand-off of the governmental forces and opposition militia is being continued in Syria.
The outskirts of the largest city of the country, its economic capital-Aleppo are at the centre of events. The unlawful armed groups, the leaders of which wanted, from all appeared, to make Aleppo, located at the close quarters from the Syrian-turkish boarder, their base, tried to invade the city. Thousands of people had to escape from the occupied quarters, leaving the properties. The range of the affluent tribal clans took weapon in order to protect themselves.
On 23 July the European Council adopted a resolution on introduction of the 17-th set of sanctions measures against Syria.
We have paid attention to a new decision of the EC Foreign Affairs Council (23 July, Brussels) to introduce a pack, the 17th in succession, concerning new sanctions against Syria.
The pack requires detail expert estimate whether it corresponds to the international legislation, especially in the part where ‘the EC members are obliged to inspect the aircrafts and sea vessels moving to Syria from the Third World countries, in case the EC members become suspicious that the transported cargo contains weapons or facilities for protests suppression’.
Moscow has taken notice on the statement of the Syrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs representative at a press-conference held on 23 July, concerning possible use of chemical weapons by the country’s authorities in case of any foreign aggression.
In this connection we would like to note, that in 1968 Syria ratified and joined the Geneva protocol of 1925 prohibiting the use of asphyxiating, toxic and other similar gases as means of warfare.
The Russian side is confident that the Syrian authorities will henceforth keep to its international commitments.
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