Humanitarian speculations of the "world community"
Anomalous heat has set in Damascus and other cities of Syria - the air temperature reaches 45 degrees in the shade, which exceeds the climatic norm by 9-10 degrees. Against this background, the Syrians meet the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. During 30 days from dawn to dusk, according to religious tradition, a Muslim should neither eat nor drink. The last requirement in such heat is difficult to observe. Air conditioners and fans practically do not save due to frequent power outages. These interruptions are the deplorable result of the fact that the “opposition” militants have continually attacked infrastructure facilities, including power plants, substations, and transmission lines, for three years.
In spite of everything, the country continues to live its usual life and think about the future. A delegation of the Ministry of Higher Education headed by Minister Malik Ali arrived in Moscow on an official visit. During meetings on educational cooperation, an agreement was signed with Synergy Private University, whose branch will be established in Syria. Malik Ali also addressed the students of the RUDN University, speaking about the situation in the country and especially thanked the young compatriots who study at this university for their patriotic position.
Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov arrived in Damascus. He met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad, on behalf of the people and leadership of the Russian Federation, congratulated him on his recent election victory. Ryabkov also confirmed that Russia's position in support of Syria is unchanged, and positively assessed the completion of the removal of chemical weapons.
At a meeting with the guest, Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad emphasized that his country is defending its right to independence and is set to work closely with Russia on many issues, especially in the area of countering terrorism and extremism, which requires the efforts of the whole world.
Ryabkov also met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem. During the talks, issues of cooperation between the two states were discussed.
The Russian diplomat held a press conference in Damascus. “We welcome Syria’s responsible decision to eliminate chemical weapons,” he said, adding that Syria will not remain defenseless after the removal of the chemical arsenal. According to Ryabkov, Moscow opposes terrorism, which cannot be justified by anything. He also noted that there is no other choice than a political settlement of the crisis in the SAR through dialogue.
So far, Russia is in favor of a peaceful resolution of the complex situation in Syria - the United States and its allies in Europe and in the Arab world itself demonstrate a completely different attitude.
Last week, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Saudi Arabia. According to eyewitnesses, the Saudi king did not even bother to get up when Kerry entered the hall - thus, a logical question arises: whether the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a puppet of the United States, or the current American leadership fell under the heel of the kingdom. The point is not even that the monarch did not stand in front of a guest from Washington, but that the US policy towards Syria seems to be done under the dictation of Riyadh.
In Saudi Arabia, Kerry met with the protege of this country, the leader of the anti-Syrian rebels, Ahmad Zharboy. The Secretary of State literally crumbled in compliments before this political leader of the bandit groups and the executor of the will of the oil monarchy. Kerry put his hopes on Jarbo that the “moderate Syrian opposition” would play a big role in the fight against the radicals of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, which has now spread fighting from Syria to Iraq.
Vain hopes! Both “moderate” and “radicals” in the so-called Syrian opposition are fed from the same wallets. Including - from the KSA wallet. And US President Barack Obama expressed a desire to throw another half billion dollars into this cat.
Jarba also complained to Kerry about Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, who allegedly pursues a “pro-Shihit” policy and fights against armed groups. It should be noted that once Al-Maliki got up to the Iraqi helm with the help of the United States. Now, Washington is ready to surrender its former ally - perhaps for insufficient submission in the Syrian issue. Let me remind you, Al-Maliki advocated a peaceful settlement of the crisis in the SAR.
Currently, Saudi Arabia is strongly opposed to the Prime Minister of Iraq, accusing the latter of having links with Iran. Is it under Saudi influence that the US betrays its partner?
Meanwhile, in the international arena, Western countries want to re-raise the issue of the anti-Syrian resolution in the UN Security Council. At the same time, they speculate on the humanitarian situation in Syria.
According to the West, humanitarian aid does not reach the regions that are controlled by the "opposition." Currently, all shipments of international humanitarian aid must be coordinated with official Damascus. The leadership of the SAR in the course of negotiations with Russia assured that permission for the passage of convoys with humanitarian supplies to the areas seized by the militants will be issued within two days.
But this is not enough for Western countries. They would like the cargoes sent to these parts of Syria not to be controlled at all by the Syrian leadership. In this case, the ground is created for the delivery of anything other than humanitarian aid. And not at all to peaceful citizens, but to bandits.
In order to put pressure on Damascus, these countries are again trying to include in the draft resolution a reference to the seventh chapter of the UN Charter - this chapter implies the use of armed force.
As the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, declared, Russia will again veto the draft resolution if it contains threats of any sanctions or a mention of Chapter VII.
Why does the West, over and over again, try to push through such projects? Isn’t it possible to once again accuse Russia of “non-constructiveness”? But in this way the countries that are forcing the Russian Federation to use the veto right again and again and sweep aside its constructive proposals only show their indifference to the sufferings of real people. For them, this suffering is nothing more than a subject of political bargaining.
- Elena Gromova, Damascus