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Syrian Ambassador to Russia: "Syria holds on to the strength of its people and the support of the Russian Federation

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Syrian Ambassador to Russia: "Syria holds on to the strength of its people and the support of the Russian Federation

Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad told in an interview with the Voice of Russia how the process of chemical disarmament of the Arab Republic is proceeding, on what factors the opening date of Geneva-2 depends, what is the internal situation in the country and why has the West recently changed its position in Syrian question.


Guest in the studio "Voices of Russia" - Riad Haddad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic in the Russian Federation.

The interview is conducted by Marianna Ozhereleva.


Ozherelyeva: Hello! Guest in the studio "Voices of Russia" - Riad Haddad, Syrian Ambassador to Russia. Mr. Ambassador, hello.

Haddad: Hello.

Ozherelyeva: The process of chemical disarmament of Syria has begun. Now the attention of the entire world community is riveted on this topic. At what stage is this process now?

Haddad: Allow me to begin by thanking your company "Voice of Russia" for inviting us.
Ozherelyeva: Thank you.

Haddad: I would like to begin by thanking him. We highly value the position of the Russian Federation, it seeks to find a peaceful solution to the problem at the international level. This is a position that neither the Americans nor the West want to take. I would like to note that the Syrian crisis is not a regional crisis, it is a world crisis. And therefore, it should be resolved only with the help of international law.

With regard to joining the process of chemical disarmament, Syria agreed to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons (OPCW). This was a response to the initiative of the Russian Federation headed by President Vladimir Putin. There was also a UN Security Council resolution 2118.

UN representatives came to Syria in order to study the locations of chemical weapons and then to destroy it. Syria has provided all the possibilities and all the information on the location and quantity of chemical weapons. In some places, this chemical weapon was dismantled. Therefore, I can assume that while the process is going well.

Ozherelyeva: Do you believe that this process will be the beginning for the settlement of the Syrian conflict?

Haddad: We cannot say that at the moment the Syrian crisis will be solved only because of the solution of the problem of chemical weapons. The Syrian government’s agreement on chemical disarmament is a step towards a Geneva-2 peace conference. Even the 2118 resolution contains such a request. It contains a warning for all countries that in no case should this process be disrupted.

Ozherelyeva: It is expected that the peace conference "Geneva-2" will be held in November. Now Russia and the United States are engaged in its preparation. What do you think, at what time - at the beginning, in the middle, at the end of November - can it be held? Under what conditions? Are the Syrian authorities ready for the November conference?

Haddad: Damascus, the Syrian government from the very beginning was the initiator of the All-Syrian dialogue. The government has shown willingness to participate in the conference without preconditions. Our delegation is ready to attend this conference.

But this process is hampered by terrorist groups that are supported by al-Qaida and its allies, including Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

They are not one of the parties to the negotiations. We will not deal in the negotiation process with terrorists. I think that neither the United Nations, nor the Russian Federation, nor other forces should expect us to negotiate with terrorism.

We will deal with the so-called national opposition, whose members did not hold weapons in their hands and did not organize massacres and massacres in the country, with the opposition that considers it necessary to preserve the integrity of the country. Currently in Syria there are terrorists who come from more than 80 states of the world. How can we deal with them?

Ozherelyeva: Who today represents this national opposition? Does she have a single leader who could sit at the negotiating table with the Syrian authorities?

Haddad: Up to this point, the opposition could not form a single delegation to go to negotiations with the government at this conference. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said that the opposition needs to form a single delegation in order to go to negotiations. Opposition must agree with those countries that support it - this is Turkey, Saudi Arabia, France.
Ozherelyeva: The President of Russia expressed the wish that Islamic states should take part in the Geneva Conference. He named Indonesia among those. What do you think, what Islamic countries could become a participant in these negotiations?

Haddad: This applies primarily to those countries that will organize this conference. And since our friends in the Russian Federation were the initiators of this conference, we believe that we fully agree with our friends in the Russian Federation on the proposal for the participation of any state in this conference.

Ozherelyeva: Mr. Ambassador, you occupied this position in the year when the Syrian crisis began, in 2011. You are a participant, you see what is happening in Syria during this conflict. When it all started, did you think it would end soon?

Haddad: I was appointed Ambassador of the Syrian Republic to the Russian Federation eight months after the start of the crisis. The first eight months of the conflict I spent in Syria.

At the moment, everyone without exception knows what is happening in Syria. A world-wide conspiracy has been created against Syria, the so-called Arab Spring has begun. It is clear to all - both politicians and experts - that this is being done to preserve the hegemony of the West and America in the Middle East. We see that the terrorists are supported by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Western countries - America, France and the United Kingdom.

The Americans collaborated with political Islam. They have experience with such a policy in Afghanistan. They themselves created jihadists. The origins of jihadism are the Muslim Brotherhood. Syria opposed the Muslim Brotherhood back in the 1980s. The Syrians defeated them, and they fled abroad. After that, they began to talk about democracy, about human rights, and with these slogans they returned to the country. Their goal, when the crisis began, was to overthrow the regime. This is visible. But in practice, they want to destroy Syria - the opposition has agreed with their patrons abroad.

Oppositionists receive weapons from the outside, fought and are still fighting. No Syrians arrived, people from abroad. They have never been involved in politics, they have neither an economic nor a social program. They took up arms in order to destroy the country.

Bush carried out his policy of war, but then it became clear that he had lost both economically and politically. When Obama became president, he used so-called soft power - this is a political, informational, and economic war. This war is by proxy.

The Muslim Brotherhood and other similar organizations began to fight for the Americans. They blocked our country both economically and politically, imposed sanctions against us. This was done by the Europeans, the Arab League (LAS) and the Americans. These sanctions economically affected the lives of every citizen of Syria.

As for the information war, it is a ban on public broadcasting via satellite communications. This information war is a precedent; there has never been such an information war against a specific state in the whole world.

They destroyed the power station. They have destroyed or controlled some oil wells. They destroyed the factories, the equipment was taken from there to Turkey. Destroy railway lines, smuggle, export cultural property. They stole all the grain reserves in the granaries and sent them to Turkey for sale for a pittance.

But most importantly, they forced the citizens of the country to leave, to emigrate to other countries. They set up temporary camps for the Syrians who left there, and their houses are used to fight the government army. At this point, 3062 schools have been destroyed in Syria, around 675 hospitals. Approximately 770 plants were either completely destroyed or their equipment was exported to Turkey. 55 churches and mosques were destroyed. And these people say that they are opposition and want reforms and development of the country!

Ozherelyeva: All these atrocities were actually supported by Europeans and Americans. Previously, they stated that the opposition should come to power and the Assad regime should fall. Now the US and the EU have somewhat slowed down. Who and what, in your opinion, influenced these changes?

Haddad: First of all, I want to say about the resilience of the people, the government and the president of Syria for two years. The army is still steadfast and fighting against terrorism, although at first it was believed that the crisis would end within two weeks and Syria would fall.

The second factor - and I think the main one - is the support of the Russian Federation in the political and other spheres. Not without reason I began our conversation with a high assessment of the position of the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation constantly proves that it is a state of principles, a state of human rights. Unfortunately, very few states remain that adhere to international principles.

Summing up, I will say that this happened thanks to the resilience of our people and the support of our friends.

Ozherelyeva: Mr. Ambassador, which areas of Syria have suffered most during the years of the conflict?

Haddad: The greatest harm was done to the city of Homs. It is also the city of Aleppo (Aleppo), which is considered the economic capital of our country. When I said that factories had been “stolen” in Syria, basically, this concerns Aleppo - it is located on the border with Turkey.

Ozherelyeva: You said that the economy of Syria is in fact destroyed. What means the country lives now? Countries, in particular Russia, provide humanitarian assistance, but what else?

Haddad: I would not say that the economy was completely destroyed. We have suffered a lot because of the crisis, the economy is much weaker, but it is developing. Of course, there is the support of our friends led by the Russian Federation. Also economically, Syria is supported by Iran, the BRICS countries.

We produced approximately 380 barrels of oil per day. Terrorist groups have destroyed or captured almost all the wells. Oil exports stopped completely. More recently, in Homs attacked the main Syrian oil refinery (oil refinery).

Imagine what would happen to any other state, if it had to survive the blockade, the sanctions of the West led by the Americans, destroyed production.

But, as I said, Syria is holding on steadfastly. The people and the government go ahead, oppose this conspiracy. Almost all citizens support the Syrian leadership in the fight against terrorism. They realize what is happening, the conspiracy that exists against our country. We want Syria to remain a secular country, so that it does not become an Islamic caliphate.

Ozherelyeva: Mr. Ambassador, why do people support Assad so much? Citizens during the "Arab spring" saw what happened to other countries where regimes fell? The most vivid example is that which was in Libya. Or is this due to the high confidence that they had previously placed on Bashar Assad?

Haddad: Every citizen of the Syrian Republic understands what is really happening. We saw what happened in Tunisia, Iraq, Libya. We saw how Muslims seized power in Egypt. They want to build an Islamic country there. They threw this state a hundred years ago. Libya is still in chaos. There is no stability in Tunisia.

The Syrian people do not want others to decide for him, that his opinion is not taken into account. The Syrian leadership is supported by the faith of the people. Our army is united and goes forward to fight the terrorists.

We are fighting for Syria to remain a secular state, so that it remains one of the largest cultural centers in the world. The approximate cost of restoring destroyed in Syria is one hundred billion dollars.

Ozhereleva: For how many years?

Haddad: It depends on the amount of support of our friends. In addition, it depends on the capabilities of Syria itself, what will remain there after the end of the conflict. This is a very difficult process.

Ozherelyeva: Do you admit that everything that happens in Libya, in Egypt, in Syria is a kind of international project of certain political forces that are ready to establish their regimes in sovereign states?

Haddad: From the very beginning, I said that the “Arab Spring” is a pure spectacle. With it, the Americans want to establish hegemony in the Middle East.

Ozhereleva: What is the main task of resolving the conflict at the initial stage today? To the opposition lay down their arms?

Haddad: Mr. President Bashar Asad has repeatedly stated that we are ready to accept every citizen who will lay down their arms, who can go on the negotiation process. But this is on condition that he did not participate in any slaughterhouse in Syria.

If we want to start negotiations, the first thing to do is to stop the slaughter. But violence can be stopped only if the patrons of these terrorists from the outside stop their financing and arming these groups. Only then can we achieve the desired result.

Ozherelyeva: Mr. Ambassador, do you admit that the opposition will organize provocations in view of the beginning of the process of eliminating chemical weapons in Syria?

Haddad: I do not rule out this, because the opposition in Syria has chemical weapons, namely, sarin gas. They can really go on provocations to provoke external interference.

Ozherelyeva: Some countries say that they are interested in solving the conflict in Syria through political means, but earlier they said that it was necessary to solve it by military means. They changed their position, they realized that they were not negotiating with those that the opposition only declares that it is ready to come to power?

Haddad: There are several factors that caused them to change their position to some extent. The first factor: Russia initially understood what was actually happening in Syria. More than two years later, some Western countries, including the United States, are only beginning to realize what the Russians realized long ago. The Russian Federation has forced these players in the international arena to reconsider their positions and think about where they are going. This is the main factor for other countries to change their minds.

The second factor is the resilience of the people of our country. Other countries thought that everything would end in two weeks, as happened in other countries, but this was not the case. International players really feel the severity of the conflict, they spend billions of dollars on financing and arming the opposition, but to no avail. The international community has gradually begun to recognize what is happening in Syria.

Ozherelyeva: Syria will need billions of dollars to eliminate chemical weapons. It is clear that the country cannot cope with it on its own. Have any states already offered their help?

Haddad: Yes, Syria cannot suddenly be engaged in this process by itself, therefore international players should help her in this.

Ozherelyeva: It was determined that Syria should complete all work by the middle of next year. Do you think this time is enough for such a large work?

Haddad: If there is adequate support and intensive work by the OPCW, we will complete this process in one year.

Ozherelyeva: Mr. Ambassador, I understand that it is difficult to make any predictions, but according to your expectations, when will the armed confrontation stop in Syria?

Haddad: When the Americans want to stop funding and arming groups, maybe this will end. When the United States instructs all its allies in the region to stop this process - Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. When the US gives instructions to these states, then the funding and arming of terrorist groups will stop.
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  1. kafa
    kafa 15 October 2013 06: 32
    24
    I sincerely wish the Syrians trample rats trying to tear and tear apart the country hi
  2. Lech from our city
    Lech from our city 15 October 2013 07: 10
    +6
    This war will go on for a long time regardless of the support of certain countries.
    To extinguish such a fire of death is the task of the peoples of the entire planet - it is necessary to make politicians value human life despite various cynical interests.
  3. kavkaz8888
    kavkaz8888 15 October 2013 08: 30
    +8
    Without pathos . Syrians respect. Assad is in its place 100%. So everything turns out, already suspiciously.
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 15 October 2013 17: 51
      +5
      Quote: kavkaz8888
      Without pathos . Syrians respect. Assad is in its place 100%. So everything turns out, already suspiciously.

      And many Middle East leaders can envy its resilience ...
  4. 6 sunrise 9
    6 sunrise 9 15 October 2013 09: 00
    +8
    Last adequate country in the Middle East, you can not lose it! It is necessary to help the Syrian people in the fight against Wahhabis from everything from weapons to a direct military presence. If there is no external aggression, then the Syrians will win!
  5. alone
    alone 15 October 2013 09: 29
    +1
    no matter how this war ends, Syria as a nation and state has lost.
    1) society is fragmented and will never be the one that was.
    2) the country is in ruins, the economy is crushed, huge finances are needed to restore, which Syria does not have
    3) the army suffered heavy losses in manpower and in armored vehicles. And the main losses were suffered by the elite of the army — armored forces and army special forces.
    4) the surrender of chemical weapons completely left Syria without a bargaining chip in the fight against Israel. Israel, as always, was a strategic gain.
    5) Assad will sooner or later leave the government. He himself understands this. As long as he is in the throne, they will not leave Syria. Provocations of all interested parties will continue

    all that is left is to wish the common people of Syria that all this that is happening with them will end sooner. simple people suffer the most
    1. faraon
      faraon 15 October 2013 11: 14
      -5
      ) The surrender of chemical weapons completely left Syria without a bargaining chip in the fight against Israel. Israel, as always, was a strategic gain.
      What kind of win, what kind of trump card are you talking about? What did Israel start a war against Syria? Any war is, first and foremost, a collapse of the economy, Israeli military doctrine does not provide for attacks on neighboring countries. It’s only defense.
      You will object to me now: "what about the raids"?
      Before this raid was carried out, diplomatic work was carried out, Assad was warned that Hezbollah’s weapons should never be handed over. If this happens, all deliveries will be destroyed. So the game was fair.
      They tried to drag Israel into this conflict all the time. But as you noted in the media, there were no reports. And even an attempt to provide an army jeep as evidence was unsuccessful. And everyone did not pay attention to this. If Israel fought on the side opposition. that the whole world community together with the UN Security Council would be branded a disgrace and conversations would go on until now.
      1. alone
        alone 15 October 2013 11: 20
        +1
        Quote: faraon
        What kind of win, what kind of trump card are you talking about? What did Israel start a war against Syria? Any war is, first and foremost, a collapse of the economy, Israeli military doctrine does not provide for attacks on neighboring countries. It’s only defense.
        You will object to me now: "what about the raids"?


        Syria was the only country that was at war. The remaining countries of the region have already signed peace treaties with Israel. The only danger for Israel in the region was the presence of XO in Asad. Tell me what now you are afraid of Asad without XO? This is just about that.

        and as for the raids, I will not say anything; the Israeli government does not need my advice on how to act and when)) hi
      2. Ruslan_F38
        Ruslan_F38 15 October 2013 16: 46
        +2
        Quote: faraon
        Israel throughout all time tried to drag into this conflict.

        Apparently, they were "dragged in": at the request of the United States, Israel supplied modern weapons for Syrian militants, weapons sent to the rebels, which were produced directly in Israel, were delivered in two consignments on military transport aircraft of the Jewish state's air force to Turkey. After he was transferred to special warehouses on the Syrian border, from where weapons will be distributed among the militants, ITAR-TASS reports.
        According to the publication, the cargo from Israel includes anti-tank missiles, medium-range missiles, small arms and high-precision sniper rifles. The supply mechanism was determined by the American secret services in direct cooperation with the leadership of Turkish intelligence.
        the surrender of chemical weapons completely left Syria without a bargaining chip in the fight against Israel. Which trump, what are you winning and what trump cards are you talking about.

        One of the main goals of the war unleashed against Syria was the elimination of its chemical weapons, since only it was Israel’s last deterrent in the region.
        Thus, the United States and Israel, in fact, having done nothing, achieved this goal for free, and with the wrong hands - the hands of Syrian bandits and international terrorists.
        Syrian chemical weapons do not threaten the United States of America. Syria has no means of delivering it to the United States. The only country threatened by Syrian chemical weapons is Israel. Pay attention to how quickly the US leadership changed its attitude towards Syria as soon as it came to Syrian chemical weapons.
        After the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in one form or another under international control, the strategic balance in the region will be violated.
        Israel is not going to force anyone to destroy its atomic weapons yet.
        The destruction by Syria of chemical weapons or placing them under international control means the destruction of the last factor holding back Israel in the region, and opens the way for Israel to attack Iran.

        And more about Israel's "peacefulness" and "non-participation":
        The Israeli authorities for the first time admitted that they would welcome the removal from power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This was stated in an interview with The Jerusalem Post by the Ambassador of Israel to the United States, Michael Oren.
        According to the diplomat, the victory of the rebels (even including Al-Qaeda militants) would be a lesser evil than preserving the current Syrian-Iranian alliance. “From the very beginning we said that Bashar al-Assad should leave. It’s better to have bad guys without ties with Iran than with them, ”the ambassador said.
        At the same time, Oren emphasized that the Israeli leadership understands perfectly well: people who are able to replace Assad are not friends of his country. “But from a strategic point of view, the [Shiite] arch of Tehran-Damascus-Beirut is much more dangerous, in which the Assad regime is the cornerstone,” Oren explained his position.
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 15 October 2013 18: 07
          -1
          Israel does not deliver anything to anyone in Syria. If I’m wrong, then give at least one example of captured weapons received from Israel.
          The elimination of chemical weapons in Syria certainly plays into the hands of Israel. And that we will be apologized for the fact that Russia and the United States brilliantly played the "good" and "evil" police?
          View the former Israeli ambassador to the UN reflects his point of view, maybe part of the political elite. The prime minister and the government are silent, like fish.
          In general, the interview liked its honesty.
          1. Ruslan_F38
            Ruslan_F38 15 October 2013 19: 36
            +1
            Quote: Aron Zaavi
            Israel does not deliver anything to anyone in Syria. If I’m wrong, then give at least one example of a captured weapon received from Israel.
            Well, this is purely your personal opinion. I do not think so, and I see no reason not to believe the publication. You claim that you do not have nuclear weapons, and that I have to steal a warhead from you or something to prove it?
            And that we will be apologized for the fact that Russia and the United States brilliantly played the "good" and "evil" police?
            the United States played brilliantly and not Russia, as presented to us - Russia had no other choice, but for me it was, but some politicians lacked the political courage, determination and independence. And you have to apologize for what, and not only before us - we will not escalate the situation.
            The opinion of the former Israeli ambassador to the UN reflects his point of view, maybe part of the political elite. The prime minister and the government are silent, like fish.
            Do you believe in independent ambassadors? It is naive. The performance was authorized, such statements are simply not made.
          2. 31231
            31231 15 October 2013 20: 42
            +1
            Israel does not deliver anything to anyone in Syria. If I’m wrong, then give at least one example of a captured weapon received from Israel.

            The Jews here also assert in every possible way that there were 2006 Cornets in Lebanon. When the question arises about the evidence, photos that, except for a smile, do not cause. So, alas, but you also overshadow the master.
            1. Aaron Zawi
              Aaron Zawi 15 October 2013 23: 56
              +2
              Quote: 31231

              The Jews here also assert in every possible way that there were 2006 Cornets in Lebanon. When the question arises about the evidence, photos that, except for a smile, do not cause. So, alas, but you also overshadow the master.

              well yes. Only after these publications and the trip to Moscow of our representatives with things / docks, the GDP of three years did not give permission for new contracts with Syria. Very angry at the setup.
        2. faraon
          faraon 16 October 2013 10: 58
          0
          After the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in one form or another under international control, the strategic balance in the region will be violated.
          Israel is not going to force anyone to destroy its atomic weapons yet.
          The destruction by Syria of chemical weapons or placing them under international control means the destruction of the last factor holding back Israel in the region, and opens the way for Israel to attack Iran.
          No violation of the strategic balance in the region will happen. Of course you can’t discount the presence of this type of weapon and its threat of use, but so far as you see it is used against the civilian population of Syria. And there are already victims.
          Why is a country that cannot protect its arsenals of chemical weapons and poisonous substances from the sack by terrorist groups this type of weapon? If it is impossible to exercise control over its use. Moreover, this type of weapon is prohibited.
          Yes, Israel has atomic weapons, it would be ridiculous and foolish to say that it does not exist, but there is one thing, but in the entire history of nuclear weapons in Israel, did Israel threaten, blackmail, or use anyone?
          The presence of nuclear weapons in Israel is rather a nuclear shield of the country, not a weapon of aggression.

          Apparently, they were "dragged in": at the request of the United States, Israel supplied modern weapons for Syrian militants, weapons sent to the rebels, which were produced directly in Israel, were delivered in two consignments on military transport aircraft of the Jewish state's air force to Turkey. After he was transferred to special warehouses on the Syrian border, from where weapons will be distributed among the militants, ITAR-TASS reports.

          Itar-Tass. Of course a respected agency, but in this case it is another duck.
          The IDF army is armed according to NATO military standards. This indicates that all weapons that are available are supplied by the United States under a military assistance agreement, what is produced in Israel itself is produced for the needs of the army, according to the agreement, NATO controls the arms market in Israel. But this It doesn’t mean that Israel is delivering its weapons to terrorists. This is not in line with the policy of a state that positions itself as a state fighting terrorism.
          And why should the US support Israel in this matter? For this, Turkey is a full member of NATO with its warehouses and arsenals of American weapons, which has on its territory camps for training and arming terrorists, as well as a common border with Syria. That’s what ITAR-TASS writes. not true, because the United States will not provide Israel with this military order, since Israel and the United States, albeit allies but as in the whole capitalist world, have to pay for everything, and the United States has debt and the threat of default, while the warehouses are clogged with weapons made in the USA .
      3. 31231
        31231 15 October 2013 20: 27
        +1
        the surrender of chemical weapons completely left Syria without a bargaining chip in the fight against Israel.

        Does she need this fight ?! After the war, the economy needs to be rebuilt, and "Russia with Iran behind its back" is a more serious trump card than chemistry.

        Before conducting this raid, diplomatic work was carried out, Assad was warned that Hezbollah’s weapons should never be handed over. If this happens, all deliveries will be destroyed.

        Do not tell me how the Jews determine which weapons for Hezbollah, and which for the ATS ?! Is it written on the drawers? See invoices and accompanying documents?
      4. mcvdvlad
        mcvdvlad 15 October 2013 20: 47
        -2
        I don’t quite understand something,
        Quote: faraon
        Before this raid was carried out, diplomatic work was carried out, Assad was warned that Hezbollah’s weapons should never be handed over. If this happens, all deliveries will be destroyed. So the game was fair.
        Who are you to decide who can be sold and who can’t? mongrel, which even gave the country out of mercy!
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 15 October 2013 23: 53
          +2
          Quote: mcvdvlad
          Who are you to decide who can be sold and who can’t? mongrel, which even gave the country out of mercy!

          Do you believe that we are on the drum your opinion? And we have solved our problems earlier and will try to do it from now on. By military or diplomatic means, alone or in a coalition with the allies, but no one will ask you.
    2. Alekseev
      Alekseev 15 October 2013 14: 20
      +4
      Quote: lonely
      while he is in the throne, they will not leave Syria. Provocations of all interested parties will continue

      And when Assadad leaves the throne from Syria will be left behind?
      Do not simplify the situation; Assad’s departure will not stop extremist harassment of the authorities. Unfortunately, they can only be stopped by a good transducer. Here are: fellow
    3. Rusich51
      Rusich51 15 October 2013 17: 50
      +4
      Alone.
      As for Assad, he was unlucky; the Americans got in with their crap. I do not think that he will cling to power. His task now is to restore order in the country, and there it will fall like a chip. Good luck to the people of Syria in their fight against intervention.
      1. alone
        alone 15 October 2013 18: 55
        0
        Recently, the Syrian Deputy Prime Minister said that the situation in Syria is stalemate, because the government cannot defeat the militants, and the militants are not strong enough to finally resolve the issue in their favor.
        In this situation, putting the country in order is practically an impossible task. Half of the territory is in the hands of the militants. So to say that in a couple of months the Assad will throw the militants out of the state, one should not expect.
  6. v.lyamkin
    v.lyamkin 15 October 2013 10: 16
    0
    Unfortunately, neither the Western countries nor the United States actually changed their position. it seems that the accusations of using chemical weapons have been abandoned for now, but the refrain "Assad must leave" has appeared. And already as one of the decisions of the future conference, it is said about the formation of a transitional government. And he adds: Assad has no place in it. That's all. Even if the conference does take place, it will not really solve anything. they will try to blame Assad for this, and if it succeeds, there will be a new escalation.
  7. AVV
    AVV 15 October 2013 10: 26
    +2
    Well, the Syrians will destroy the chemical weapons, but they will remain in the hands of mercenaries from abroad who will provoke, and Assad will accuse him of concealing chemical weapons and America will pick up and continue to climb into the country! Here is the priority task to disarm in parallel, and the opposition !!!
    1. JIaIIoTb
      JIaIIoTb 15 October 2013 11: 49
      +5
      Quote: AVV
      to disarm in parallel the opposition !!!


      Such an "opposition" should not be disarmed but destroyed.
      1. Russ69
        Russ69 15 October 2013 12: 25
        +2
        Quote: JIaIIoTb
        Such "opposition" should not be disarmed but destroyed

        Better immediately sponsors. then the opposition will run away for the most part. But alas ... the sponsors as always will remain untouched.
  8. v.lyamkin
    v.lyamkin 15 October 2013 13: 26
    0
    Somehow I was already trying for the UN to propose the theme of a REAL peacekeeping operation: to cut out everything that had gathered in Syria with international forces. But alas ...
  9. alekseyal
    alekseyal 15 October 2013 18: 15
    0
    If Medvedev were still the president, or feel the difference.
    Libya and Syria are two Middle Eastern countries. In both countries, a civil war broke out, which became possible ONLY thanks to financial and military assistance from outside. But Libya was crushed with the legitimacy of the actions of the United States and its allies, and Syria still stands and a blow to it (if it happens) will be an act of real international robbery.
    http://nstarikov.ru/blog/30266
  10. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 15 October 2013 20: 38
    +3
    Assad is the only ruler in the Middle East who has been chosen and supported by the people. Of course they are trying to "leave" him! And the people did not choose him at some idiotic elections - the people chose him in the fire. None of the leaders who are trying to remove him from there has not even one hundredth share of the popular support that Assad has. It seems to me that at the moment this is the main reason why Qatar, the Emirates and others are so screaming. All these "princes" and "emirs" are not worth the dust from the feet of a person tired in continuous battle ...
    I can’t imagine how you can still help him correctly. The crazy idea - Rosneft to take part of their wells for a contract. Since, in the current conditions, production is obviously impossible — ask Assad for permission to attend our troops — to protect our property. It seems to me that there will be no refusal ... So far, most of the proceeds will be sent to Syria, we will take ours later. It will be clear to ours what we are fighting for, theirs - against whom the tail is being raised. We also need to protect an ally, and training is needed, and someone urgently needs to be pushed into the snout ... The war turns out to be quite fair.
    Something like this...
  11. wecher75
    wecher75 16 October 2013 00: 28
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    Good luck to the Syrian people in the fight against terrorists and bandits, and peace would soon have come.
  12. mikkado31
    mikkado31 16 October 2013 02: 29
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    The Americans need Assad to leave. I emphasize, I just left. No one is going to pull him out of the hole by the beard. But he can "go" like Putin, only into the shadows. I would have held "elections" and chose a successor. And that's all. The wolves are fed, the sheep are safe. Formally, he will cease to be the head of state, but at the same time he and his clan will retain the levers of control in Syria.
  13. faraon
    faraon 16 October 2013 10: 16
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    Quote: Ruslan_F38
    At the same time, Oren emphasized that the Israeli leadership understands perfectly well: people who are able to replace Assad are not friends of his country. “But from a strategic point of view, the [Shiite] arch of Tehran-Damascus-Beirut is much more dangerous, in which the Assad regime is the cornerstone,” Oren explained his position.

    Who is Oren a journalist representing the fifth government, who is paid for his articles (this is one of the costs of democracy - that everyone can express their opinion on this event in the press), but this is not an official statement by the government. On the contrary, it is the opposite of public opinion.
    public opinion suggests that although Israel has not signed a peace treaty with Syria, it has 40 years of cold peace, thanks to the Syrian government, which does not allow provocations by terrorist groups and also respects interim agreements and obligations. to third countries. Why is Israel changing the sane ruler of Syria to the so-called opposition, which cannot agree among themselves? What was demonstrated at a summit in Geneva, where there was no delegation from the opposition. Where is the logic.?
    Oren’s position is personally his position, and not the position of the State, and one should not be replaced by another.