SYRIA: Latest Diplomatic, International and Domestic Developments

Lavrov: We Oppose Any Tendencies Aimed at Downfalling the Syrian State, Refuse Extortion and Paving the Way for Military Intervention in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday said that the Russian suggestions towards solving the crisis in Syria are right ones and they should be listed in the draft resolution at the UN Security Council.

In a press conference in Moscow, Lavrov said that violence should be stopped by all the Syrian sides, adding that “We oppose any tendencies aimed at downfalling the Syrian state and refuse extortion and paving the way for military intervention in Syria.”

He stressed that Moscow’s foreign policy is “firm and based on the international legitimacy and laws,” adding that the participants in Geneva meeting started to distort the results of this meeting.

Minister Lavrov said that some international sides are asking Syria’s leadership to stop violence and at the same time, they are not practicing any influence on the Syrian opposition that is seeking power.

He stressed that Moscow agrees on any decision made by the Syrian people regarding their future, adding that “After Syria agreed on Annan’s plan, we started to hear strange words on its failure and an escalation of violence on the ground and we have documented that in Geneva statement.

After the final approval of President al-Assad on the appointment of an envoy for negotiation, our partners began to put conditions, demanding the use of Chapter VII at the UN Security.

“We should implement Annan’s plan. Our international partners should practice influence on the armed groups to take constructive procedures. Moscow will not allow a UN Security Council’s resolution under Chapter VII,” Lavrov said.

He warned against great risks in destabilizing the whole region, including the Gulf states, adding that “We don’t want the Gulf states to be destabilized. It is legal for us to express concern over the human rights issue in Saudi Arabia.”


Iran Foreign Minister Stresses Importance of Solving Crisis by the Syrians

Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, expressed hope that effective steps would be adopted for solving the crisis in Syria through broad cooperation between Iran, the UN and the countries of the region, stressing that the solution should be Syrian.

In a statement to al-Alam News Channel, Salehi said that Tehran is ready to host a dialogue between the Syrian government and the opposition, adding that his country is ready to invite the Syrian opposition and create appropriate conditions for dialogue between them.

He pointed out to the visit of the UN Envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, to Iran, saying that the critical situation in Syria is of special importance to the whole region and the world.

“Unless right decisions are taken to solve the crisis, its repercussions will reach the whole region leaving bad impacts worldwide… that is why we held prolonged talks with Annan, who presented a good plan to solve the Syrian crisis,” Salehi added.


Suicide Terrorist Blows up His Booby-Trapped Car in Mharda, Killing and Wounding Several Civilians and a Policeman

A suicide terrorist blew up his booby-trapped car in Mharada city in Hama, causing the death of three civilians and a law-enforcement personnel.

A source at the Province told SANA that the explosion claimed the lives of three civilians; Najah Shahhoud (70 years old), Amal Nammo (Pharmacist) and the child Moneef al-Daher, while others were injured.

The source added that Warrant Officer Ibrahim al-Qasem was also martyred at the explosion and five others were wounded.

Engineering Units Dismantle 3 Explosive Devices Planted in Twaina Bridge in Hama

Military engineering units on Saturday dismantled three explosive devices which were planted by an armed terrorist group in a bridge in al-Twaina village in al-Ghab area in Hama Province.

SANA reporter was informed that each device, cylinders stuffed with explosives, weighs 25 kg, adding that they were planted to destroy the bridge.

Authorities Foil Infiltration Attempt from Lebanon

Authorities on Friday foiled an infiltration attempt made by an armed terrorist group which tried to enter the Syrian lands near Harmoush crossing in Talkalakh in Homs Countryside.

SANA reporter quoted a source at the Province as saying that the authorities killed and wounded several terrorists, while the others fled back to Lebanon.

A Car Laden with Various Types of Weapons Seized near Talkalakh City

The authorities on Saturday seized a car laden with an amount of various types of weapons near Talkalakh city.

The weapons, which were hidden under an amount of grocery, included an M-16 rifle, two Swiss-made sniper rifles, a BKC machinegun, two RPG launchers, a Russian rifle and a number of chargers and magazines.

The Authorities Repel Terrorists’ Attack on Law Enforcement Forces in al-Qseir, Homs

In the countryside of al-Qseir in Homs, the authorities early Saturday morning repelled an attack by an armed terrorist group on the law enforcement forces in al-Hamidiyeh village.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the authorities clashed with the terrorist group causing heavy losses among its members and destroying a 4WD car equipped with a DShK machinegun.

The source stressed that no casualties were reported among the authorities members.

In a relevant context, the military engineering units dismantled two explosive devices planted by an armed terrorist group in al-Qseir area, adding that the weight of each device was 60 kg and were set to be remotely detonated.

Security Members Repel Terrorist Attack on Busra al-Sham Directorate

In the South, security members assigned with protecting Directorate of Busra al-Sham  Region in Daraa countryside on Friday repelled an armed terrorist group that attacked the directorate.

A police source at Daraa Governorate said that the clash resulted in heavy losses among the terrorists.

The bodies of terrorists Qasem al-Balkhi, Zakaria al-Hajin and Yassin al-Balkhi were identified among the dead, according to the source.

In Aleppo, authorities stormed into a basement in al-Zebdia neighborhood after local residents had informed them that an armed terrorist group are taking the place as a den.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that five terrorists were arrested, adding that two explosive devices, three Swiss grenades, ammunition, six masks, identity cards, passports and car papers were found in the basement.

Authorities Pursue Terrorists in Idleb, Kill Scores of Them

Authorities on Saturday pursued and clashed with an armed terrorist group on Jisr al-Shughour- Ariha road.

A source at the Province said that the terrorist group suffered heavy losses, adding that authorities destroyed the cars which were used by the terrorists.

Authorities also found a dungeon in the area used by terrorists to make explosive devices, the place contained remote controls, fertilizers and electric detonators.

Authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group at al-Rami town in Jabal al-Zawiya area, killing the majority of the terrorists, among them Basel Dabbas, Ibrahim Ismael and Majd Zain Eddin.

The source said that the terrorists’ weapons were confiscated, adding that a number of the law-enforcement personnel were wounded during the operation.

Also in Jisr al-Shughour, the authorities clashed with armed terrorist groups, killing and wounding scores of terrorists.

2 Martyred, 10 Injured in Explosive Device Blast in Hama

Two children were martyred and about ten others were injured, in an initial outcome, in explosion of an explosive device planted by a terrorist group next to Fatema al-Saqqa school at al-Baath neighborhood in Hama province.

A source at Hama Police Command told SANA reporter that the armed group placed the device near the school and was blown up when the children entered the school courtyard to play football in.


Three Terrorists from al-Treimseh Confess to Taking Part in Murder, Terrorism and Abduction

Two terrorists from the town of al-Treimseh in Hama countryside confessed to taking part in a series of murders and acts of terrorism before the army entered the town, while a third terrorist admitted to participating in abducting citizens to demand ransom and killing them afterwards.

In confessions broadcast by the Syrian TV on Saturday, terrorist Yousef Abdullah al-Mahmoud said that he was recruited by force along with his brother into the armed group led by Saleh al-Saba’awi.

Al-Mahmoud said that he and his brother accompanied al-Saba’awi and six other men attacked two houses, with him breaking one of the houses’ doors and shooting at the roof, noting that he stayed outside with his brother upon al-Saba’awi’s orders while the rest entered the house and shot everyone inside, saying that he only saw a man and a woman but that there were more people inside.

He went on to say that they broke into the second house, with him staying outside like the first time and firing at the house, and the rest of the group entered the house and killed anyone inside.

In turn, terrorist Ahmad Abdullah al-Mahmoud, the aforementioned brother, corroborated his brother Yousef’s story, adding that al-Saba’awi told them that the houses contained army personnel, when in truth there were only civilian men and women who were shot dead by the terrorists.

For his part, terrorist Zaher al-Tayeh said that he took part in the abduction of a man from al-Safsafiye village along with two others, hijacking the man’s car and then interrogating him in an olive field before slitting his throat with a knife.

Al-Tayeh also confessed to abducting two others; one from al-Safsafiye and the other from the village of Khneizir, saying that they demanded a ransom of SYP 400,000 for the first one and 200,000 for the second, but their demands weren’t met so one of the abductors, a man killed Hussein Dabbas, slit the victims’ throats as al-Tayeh watched.


Authorities Foil Terrorist Infiltration Attempt from Lebanon near al-Qseir, Police Members Confront Terrorist Attack in Aleppo

Authorities on Sunday foiled an infiltration attempt of armed terrorist groups from Lebanon to the Syrian territories at al-Jura site in al-Qseir in Homs.

SANA reporter quoted an official source in the Governorate as saying “the authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group that opened fire using sniper rifles and machine guns on border checkpoints and law enforcement points in the Syrian side about two AM in an attempt to infiltrate to the Syrian territories.”

The source added that the terrorists repeated the attempt at five AM but the authorities repelled them , causing them heavy losses, pointing out that other terrorists fled to the Lebanese territories.

Police Members Confront Terrorist Attack in Aleppo Countryside

Members of Tal al-Daman Police Station in Aleppo Countryside confronted an attack by terrorists driving pick-up trucks wounding a number of terrorists while others fled away.

Explosive Device Dismantled in Aleppo City

Authorities dismantled an explosive device planted by an armed terrorist group inside a waste container in Karm al-Jabal area in Aleppo city.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the 10-kg explosive device was equipped with a remote control detonator and made of silver nitrates which are high-explosive materials.

7 Explosive Devices Seized in Daraa

In Daraa, the authorities seized 7 explosive devices ready for remote detonation whose weight ranged between 30 to 70 kg, in addition to some grenades.

A source in the province said that the explosive device and grenades were hidden inside a school in Kherbet al-Ghazal area.


Syrian Arab News Agency S.A.N.A. off line after probable cyber attack.

Christof Lehmann – nsnbc. – Over the past weeks the web-services of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA have with frequent intervals been impossible to access from European, American, Arab and Asian Countries.

Two days ago, SANA´s web services, and according to some reports also regular news services, have been impossible to access.

According to several reliable sources, SANA has been subject to repeated cyber attacks in an attempt to silence any non NATO/GCC/Israeli/ biased news coverage about the situation inside Syria.

It is especially an attempt to silence reporting about the daily, and massive military attacks by the so called Syrian Opposition, which is provided with high tech and large caliber weaponry by the so called “Friends of Syria”.

It is also an attempt to oppress news and reportages from as well as about the Syrian National Reconciliation Government, coverage about reconciliation processes and meetings, maintaining the propaganda narrative of a tyrannical Syrian government and demands for regime change.

The attack on SANA is part of a NATO strategy which has made “Absolute Image Control” part of it´s official doctrine for modern warfare. A less euphemistic term would be PROPAGANDA AND SOCIAL ENGINEERING FOLLOWING THE SCHOOL OF GÖBBELS AND GERMAN NAZI PROPAGANDA.

The onset of the full scale attack on truthful reporting followed months of disinformation, and began when the Arab League forced Arabsat and Nilesat to cease carrying Syrian media signals.

I plead to both nsnbc readers, to people throughout the world, and especially any journalist and editor with ethical integrity to join in a campaign to counter the Pro War Propaganda by syndicating news of oppressed Syrian Media and to demand an end to the Pro War Propaganda from our governments.

We can, we must not let this stand. Today it is SANA, tomorrow it will be nsnbc, RT, The 4th Media, or any media that opposes the NATO Narrative. We can not and we must not let this stand, because beyond free media there is only one perspective –


Christof Lehmann

nsnbc editor.

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