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“Geneva-2” has begun, provocations continue

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“Geneva-2” has begun, provocations continueThe conference “Geneva-2”, about the opening of which all sides of the world community talked so much, has finally started. Her idea was launched last May after a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry. However, if Russia called for the early convening of the event, the United States did everything to tighten it. In parallel, they were preparing another trump card - a cynical provocation using chemical weapons and subsequent aggression, but this plan was thwarted.


Before the conference, Syrians living in Switzerland staged a rally in the city of Montreux, where the conference opened. They came with Syrian flags and portraits of President Bashar Al-Assad to show the true, patriotic position of the people of Syria.

Unfortunately, the opening of this international forum was associated with a mass of provocations, both large and small.

Even before its start, the biggest scandal that puts the results of the “Geneva-2” история with an invitation to the Iran conference.
This question could not be solved until the last day. At the same time, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon himself argued that inviting Iran would be a very important and constructive step, that Iran is a very influential country in the region, and it can play a significant role in the process of peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis.

However, Ban Ki-moon was waiting for international consensus on this issue. Most countries of the world favored the presence of Iran, with the exception of the United States and Saudi Arabia. And on January 20, it would seem, the UN Secretary General committed a courageous act — he sent an invitation to Iran. He even convened a press conference on this occasion, at which he said: "Iran should certainly be part of the settlement of the Syrian crisis."

Against this step, a spokesman for the US Department of State Jennifer Psaki immediately spoke out, then very quickly! - the so-called “Syrian opposition” (more precisely, a coalition consisting of Syrian émigrés and put together in Doha).

And already on January 21, frightened to death by his own second courage, the secretary general recalled the invitation to Iran. As in the famous joke: "A gentleman is a master of his own word: I want - I will give, I will want - I will take it back." However, he himself was afraid to announce his own decision - this was done at the evening conference by his press secretary, Martin Nesirki.

On this occasion, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that this behavior Ban Ki-moon unworthy of the status of UN Secretary-General. He added that Iran’s invitation was preceded by negotiations between him and the Secretary General, and the parties ’position was clearly stated: the Iranian side stated that it did not accept any preconditions for participation in the conference, and Ban Ki-moon assured Zarif that no pre-conditions and does not advance.

Nevertheless, it was precisely Tehran’s rejection of the precondition — public statements about unconditional support for the Geneva communique of 30 on June 2012 of the year — was the formal reason for the withdrawal of the invitation.

And the point here is not at all in the support or non-support by Iran of the Geneva communique, but in the fact that Iran was the only country to which the United States and its allies put forward preconditions that Tehran considered demeaning. No other country required such conditions, and even more so - no one demanded such from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, not to mention the States themselves.

In this regard, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that “Geneva” -2 failed before it began, because not all influential players are taking part in it. ”

The Russian side also spoke against the abolition of the invitation to Iran. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich stressed that “such a move would weaken international efforts to get out of the crisis in Syria.” “We have repeatedly stated that in the upcoming event within the framework of the“ Geneva-2 ”all key states that influence development events in Syria. The Islamic Republic of Iran can play a significant role in advancing the peace process in the Syrian Arab Republic, including in reaching relevant agreements between the Syrian parties. Tehran has also repeatedly confirmed its readiness to participate in the work to achieve a peaceful solution to the Syrian problem within the framework of Geneva-2. Unfortunately, the Syrian opposition, continuing the policy of putting forward ultimatums and preconditions as guarantees of their participation, once again complicated the preparation of the upcoming event, ”said Lukashevich’s commentary published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

But this is not the only provocation before the international conference. The path of the Syrian delegation in Montreux has turned into a whole “odyssey”. At first, France did not want to give permission to cross the airspace of the Syrian delegation. The Syrian side was exploring alternative routes, but at the last moment France still had to give permission to cross its airspace, as the situation threatened a major diplomatic scandal. At the same time, the French Foreign Ministry denied reports of a ban on flying, but the permission came at the last moment.

When the plane was already on the way, it had to land at Athens airport, refuel and go farther. But in Athens, the Syrian delegation was denied refueling. The crew was announced that due to the sanctions imposed on Syria, Olympic Air could not carry out this operation. While there were phone calls and approvals, the plane was held at the Athens 4 airport for an hour. As a result of the delay, a scheduled meeting between the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon fell apart before the conference.
After lengthy negotiations, the plane nevertheless went to Switzerland, and the Greek Foreign Ministry even apologized. But the fact that it was the Syrian delegation that was subjected to such discrimination suggests that it was deliberate dirty tricks that were made, albeit petty.

A larger provocation is the accusation that appeared on the eve of “Geneva-2” against Syria, allegedly in the “mass execution of prisoners”. It is clear that the opening of the conference could not but be accompanied by any noisy information stuffing. He appeared in the newspaper The Guardian with reference to a certain “military policeman,” a deserter who had fled the country. He allegedly "secretly took photographs from prison on flash drives and handed him over to a friend from the" opposition "who enjoys the support of Qatar," the newspaper said.

Based on this extremely dubious source, the undoubtedness of which is only in one thing - it is connected with Qatar - no less dubious "lawyers" even made a report with the accusations.

The authors of this opus were former chief prosecutor in the case of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in the illegitimate Hague court, royal lawyer Jeffrey Neis, former prosecutor of the special court in the Sierra Leone case, royal lawyer Desmond de Silva, and Dewige Crane, who charged the President of Liberia Charlescu Silzhoz Silva, who charged the President of Liberia Charles I Silva, who was accused of defending Sierra Leone.

How can you not exclaim "Ba! All familiar faces! Each of the lawyers who made up the stuffing has a rich past in the matter of contract charges against unwanted politicians and judicial reprisals against them, which sometimes ended in death ... It only remains to add that this “report” was commissioned by a major London law firm that represents all the same Qatar.

So, to the noise of all kinds of provocations, the conference opened. It involves the foreign ministers of 39 states, the UN secretary-general, representatives of the League of Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, as well as a delegation from Syria and members of the so-called "Syrian opposition."

The Syrian delegation was headed by Walid Al-Muallem, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrant Affairs. It also includes the Minister of Information Omran Az-Zoubi, presidential adviser on political and informational issues Bussein Shaaban, deputy foreign ministers Faisal Al-Mekdad and Hussam al-Din Alaa, permanent representative of the UAR to the UN Bashshar Al-Jafari, assistant minister of foreign Affairs of Ahmad Farouk Arnus, representatives of the press service of President Leun Al-Shible and Usama Ali.

On the eve of “Geneva-2”, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad gave an interview to French Press France. To the journalist’s question: “What do you expect from the Geneva Conference?” The Syrian leader answered:

“The most important thing we are constantly talking about is that the Geneva Conference should give clear results regarding the fight against terrorism in Syria. In particular, it must confirm the need to exert pressure on those countries that export terrorism, send militants, supply terrorist organizations with money and weapons. These are states such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and, of course, Western countries that provide political cover for terrorist organizations. This is the most important decision, the most important result that the Geneva Conference can give. Any political decision without fighting terrorism is irrelevant. There can be no political process when terrorism is everywhere - not only in Syria, but also in neighboring countries. If viewed from the political side, the Geneva-2 can contribute to the dialogue process between the Syrians. In Syria, the intra Syrian process should be carried out, and "Geneva-2" can only support it, but cannot be a substitute for it. "
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  1. Stiletto
    Stiletto 23 January 2014 08: 59
    +10
    All the same Geneva will turn out to be an output. Sheep and wolves cannot agree, by definition they cannot.
    1. sledgehammer102
      sledgehammer102 23 January 2014 09: 40
      +10
      Quote: Stiletto
      All the same Geneva will turn out to be an output. Sheep and wolves cannot agree, by definition they cannot.


      There is a problem about a wolf, a sheep, cabbage and a river, through which all this must be transported one by one.

      I watched their first conference - the Syrian minister is a fine fellow, and from the oppos came a gopnik in a jacket. So I do not expect any special breakthroughs, here the issue is being resolved in the same way as in Chechnya, "to wet in the toilet" and as much as possible.
      1. Canep
        Canep 23 January 2014 09: 53
        +7
        The story of the invitation and withdrawal of the invitation of Iran shows that the UN Secretary General is a DOLL. And the UN itself is the United States Palace Theater. Only pathological optimists expect positive solutions from Geneva-2. This conference could not make a decision even with Iran, because opposition representatives cannot speak on behalf of al-Qaeda, and most of Syria’s militants are members of this gang.
        1. Sibiriya
          Sibiriya 23 January 2014 12: 33
          +2
          The United Nations is more funded by the United States and is located on its territory. As they say, who is the girl dancing.
          1. Rakti-kali
            Rakti-kali 23 January 2014 14: 39
            +2
            Quote: Siberia
            The United Nations is more funded by the United States

            The United States has the largest debt on contributions to the UN.
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 23 January 2014 14: 01
      +2
      Quote: Stiletto
      All the same Geneva will turn out to be an output. Sheep and wolves cannot agree, by definition they cannot.


      Look, no matter what you agree on, the Americans will say in a separate text that at the conference they decided that Assad was to blame for everything and that he had to leave, and the terrorists as a whole were forced to take up terrorism, otherwise they had nothing to eat.
      1. Scoun
        Scoun 23 January 2014 17: 28
        +3
        Quote: Geisenberg
        Look, no matter what they agree on, the Americans will say in a separate text

        Yes, there’s nothing to say there))) a representative from the opposition, a man with a criminal past and detained at one time by the Saudis for the drug trade, suddenly became the leader of the populations ... and this dull, quietly speaks at a conference on behalf of the Syrian people ?! ))) Yes, this is pure mockery of the people who are present at the conference .. the theater of the absurd ... and you can end with Azarov’s recent words about the maydanutyh.
        Or, for example, calls for the overthrow of a legitimately elected president, legitimate authority. I ask a simple question: and who are you, who do you represent? What do you imagine? Well, 10 thousand gathered there, well, 20, well, 100 even thousands, but this is not 46 million of the whole Ukraine.

        PS
        On the pangisrun hiding his corrupt eyes behind the eastern section of his eyes .. look sickening ..
        1. alone
          alone 23 January 2014 20: 58
          0
          Let me note that Iran did not recognize the Geneva-1 final document. The condition for its participation in Geneva-2 was just the recognition of the Geneva-1 final document. Why does Gromova not consider it necessary to talk about it. Well, tell me how you can participate in the second round of negotiations if you do not recognize the result of the first?
          1. Generalissimus
            Generalissimus 24 January 2014 02: 34
            +1
            alone
            Let me note that Iran did not recognize the Geneva-1 final document. The condition for its participation in Geneva-2 was just the recognition of the Geneva-1 final document. Why does Gromova not consider it necessary to talk about it. Well, tell me how you can participate in the second round of negotiations if you do not recognize the result of the first?

            smile
            Elena Gromova
            Nevertheless, it was precisely Tehran’s rejection of the precondition — public statements about unconditional support for the Geneva communique of 30 on June 2012 of the year — was the formal reason for the withdrawal of the invitation.
            And the point here is not at all the support or not support by Iran of the Geneva communiqué, but the fact that Iran was the only country in front of which The United States and its allies put forward preconditions that official Tehran considered derogatory. No other country required such conditions, and even more so - no one demanded such conditions from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, not to mention the States themselves.


            http://www.regnum.ru/news/1755192.html
            In this context, Zarif emphasized the fact that Tehran, after the first conference in Geneva, welcomed the agreement to resolve the Syrian crisis, especially the political solution to the problem.

            Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in turn, noted that the Russian side does not understand why exactly from Iran to participate in "Geneva-2" require confirmation of support for the Geneva Communiquéadopted at Geneva-1, while Iran has repeatedly expressed support Geneva-1".
  2. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon 23 January 2014 09: 11
    +8
    Yes, the UN in the person of Ban Ki-moon has proved its weakness! Why do we need it if you dance to the tune of the USA !? Rag Chinese! And dirty tricks addressed to Syria were expected, too low and dishonorable Europe. Thanks for the review!
    1. lexat7
      lexat7 23 January 2014 11: 19
      +6
      "Chinese rag!" - Korean, it will be more correct.
      1. Dazdranagon
        Dazdranagon 23 January 2014 12: 15
        +4
        Thanks for the amendment! Now everything fell into place! The puppy was shown the place! laughing
        1. lexat7
          lexat7 23 January 2014 13: 23
          +1
          "The puppy was shown a place!" - well, why are you so ... smile
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    3. bif
      bif 24 January 2014 05: 00
      +1
      Quote: Dazdranagon
      UN in the person of Ban Ki-moon has proved its weakness!

      Just after Iran’s invitation to Geneva-2, they screamed States, "friends" of Syria, and the opposition (which is on the salary in Dollars) put forward an ultimatum - "either we, or Iran." The South Korean (consider the colony of states) Ban Ki-moon did not have the courage to hold a conference without opposition, although such a precedent was in Yugoslavia (held without representatives of Serbia). By the way, Olympic Air Airlines, which refused to refuel shtatovskaya.
  3. mirag2
    mirag2 23 January 2014 09: 11
    +6
    It seems that the delegation of the Syrian government does not pose anything.
    By the way, the same attitude is visible to the authorities in Ukraine from the west. negative
  4. Alexey K.
    Alexey K. 23 January 2014 09: 24
    +4
    There can be no use without Iran. We must immediately think about convening Geneva 3 with Iran.
    1. Dazdranagon
      Dazdranagon 23 January 2014 10: 00
      +4
      And without Qatar with the Saudis.
  5. Grbear
    Grbear 23 January 2014 09: 31
    +4
    In particular, it must confirm the need to put pressure on those countries that export terrorism,


    This is precisely what the conference should "push" into the minds of Europeans. Although the "bell" in the form of consultations of the special services with the Syrians has already rang. For the Saudis, the conference is a knife to the throat and there is nothing to expect from them. And small dirty tricks are a shame for Europeans.
  6. JIaIIoTb
    JIaIIoTb 23 January 2014 10: 18
    +4
    My heart senses that, at best, it will all end in a mess. At worst, the mantra will continue: "Assad must leave," with further increases in Saud funding for terrorists.
  7. ZU-23
    ZU-23 23 January 2014 11: 01
    +3
    Yesterday I looked at this Geneva-2 show, everyone is talking about stopping the bloodshed, but Kerry and the opposition from whom the drug lord came and the terrorists say they need a transitional government and still zombie repeat that Assad should leave. Yesterday, Russia1 said on news that Kerry did not rule out a strike on Syria. That's all, the rest is the same, except that Syria is disarming chemical weapons and therefore the time of the strike was slightly delayed. Well, there is always hope, it’s still interesting what each of the negotiators will say exactly at the expense of Assad. Only conversations without answers and only.
  8. oscar
    oscar 23 January 2014 11: 18
    +3
    It is strange why they have not yet offered to stop hostilities for the period of the conference? Favorite manipulation of militants.
  9. Ram chandra
    Ram chandra 23 January 2014 11: 40
    +3
    Ours is to stand our ground. All "oppositionists" will be shot by the sons of Syria.
  10. wax
    wax 23 January 2014 13: 42
    +3
    Forcing a conversation is already a defeat for the opposition and the customers behind it. No wonder they resisted so much. And the withdrawal of the invitation to Iran puts the conference in a ridiculous position. Our diplomacy in Syria works well - you can’t say anything. Persistent, sustained, legal! And in Ukraine, the States will suffer diplomatic damage, if, of course, Yanukovych realized the line to which he led his country (and, it seems, realized).
  11. AVV
    AVV 23 January 2014 13: 52
    +1
    Quote: Stiletto
    All the same Geneva will turn out to be an output. Sheep and wolves cannot agree, by definition they cannot.

    Yes, wedding generals just sit there who do not decide anything, but things are still there !!!
  12. machete
    machete 23 January 2014 14: 53
    +2
    Ban gi moon fucked up. It is clear who rules the UN. This organization no longer corresponds to its status of solving political problems through negotiations, taking into account its member countries. We need another, or alternative, or shovel this one. The very situation with the withdrawal of the invitation to Iran suggests that the secretary general is not responsible for his actions. in general "a broken bike". One pedals, another steers, someone else sticks in the wheels listening to the one who steers. Apparently, they will decide all the same behind the scenes. Or Geneva - 2 will be released in the series -3-4-5. In general, this is not a complete collection of "works" meaningless, without all the participants in the influence in this region.
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  14. Andrey78
    Andrey78 23 January 2014 15: 04
    +2
    [quote = Dazdranagon] Yeah, the UN in the person of Ban Ki-moon has proven its weakness! Why do we need it if you dance to the tune of the USA !? Rag Chinese!
    Ban Ki-moon is not Chinese, he is Korean from South, that’s it.
  15. VadimSt
    VadimSt 23 January 2014 23: 03
    +2
    Bullshit is all this! Geneva will do everything to bite Russia, Iran and Syria in response to the failure of its intervention plans. You need to bite them - by inviting the ministers of foreign affairs and defense of China, Iran, Syria to Russia, limiting ourselves to the general wording, about the tasks, nature and results of the meeting! Let them die of heartburn.
  16. Ram chandra
    Ram chandra 24 January 2014 11: 01
    +1
    I looked at the first day of this conference .. Adult uncles sit at their desks, take turns reading from a leaflet - often real nonsense (America / France). Reminds a conference at some school.