SYRIA: GENEVA 2 PEACE TALKS TO CONTINUE (24.01.2013)
It is encouraging that the Geneva 2 Peace Talks will continue tomorrow.
The priority must be, to first protect Syrian civilians lives, now.
In a practical sense, the only way that can happen, is for there to be an agreement on how western backed mercenaries will be removed.
That is going to prove a huge problem, because the western backed "Opposition" was only created by the West, to fill a vacuum, that has not happened.
Geneva, (SANA) – UN Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said that he met with the Syrian government and the opposition delegations separately on Thursday and Friday, and that they agreed to meet in one room on Saturday.
He said during a press conference in Geneva on Friday that the biggest ambition of the Geneva 2 conference is nothing short of saving Syria, hoping that the Syrian government, the opposition and the UN will meet this ambition.
Brahimi also hoped that those who support one or the other of the two sides understand the impending dangers and fulfill their duties of supporting this process.
He stressed that no-one wants terrorism to continue in Syria except the terrorists themselves, saying that the process of saving Syria involves saving it from terrorism.
Brahimi noted that Geneva 2 is held without preconditions and that the basis are the first Geneva communiqué, noting that there are some reservations over this communiqué and hoping that it would be possible to remove any ambiguity regarding it.
Brahimi refused to answer a question by SANA on whether there are any indicators on the possibility of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and other countries stopping their support for terrorism in Syria which has been going on since the beginning of the crisis.
Geneva, (SANA)-Presidential political and media advisor Dr. Buthaina Shaaban, Deputy Chairman of Syria’s official delegation taking part in Geneva 2 conference said on Friday that no force on land would be able to touch a little bit of Syria’s soil or target the dignity of any Syrian citizen.
Dr. Shaaban added in a statement to journalists in Geneva “We came to Geneva for the sake of our country, people and to stop terrorism, bloodshed through a political track that would be determined by the Syrians themselves , and we will not retreat”, clarifying that “because we believe that our army and people are the only ones who determine… and we represent them and the decision wouldn’t not be except for Syria and the Syrians ,”
She pointed out that “what is confirmed till today is that the coalition called /opposition/ has no issue of a homeland or people.
Shaaban said that the coalition delegation called “opposition” returned to the orchestra which markets baseless things, adding “it seems that their goal, or they imagine along with their masters, that we came to Geneva to let them assume authority, and this is an illusion that should go out of their minds.”
“The Syrian people pay the price of the crisis in Syria from their blood and families...the so-called coalition doesn’t represent the opposition in Syria as there are other spectrums inside Syria of the national opposition which is committed to their home,” Shaaban added.
She pointed out that Syria’s official delegation is interested in meeting all those who want to build Syria, saying that it came to Geneva and is positive, and believes in what it says.
Shaaban affirmed that what is being uncovered day after day, and it is considered as one of the biggest reasons of the crisis in Syria. is “the real intervention which, even if it’s not public, is done through tools of foreign sides.”
She clarified that Syria’s official delegation will meet UN Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi who will later meet the other side, adding “ we are waiting for what will happen,” considering that the coalition delegation depends on one point; mainly media through which it markets what it wants.
Shaaban pointed out that Syria’s official delegation was informed yesterday that the first meeting will be with Brahimi and with each side alone, and that the other side is not ready yet.
She expressed belief that the aforementioned side “hasn’t been ready for three years to be committed to Syria or its people and nobody knows what orders they receive.”