Western diplomatic sources said that the Obama administration does not mind supporting a military escalation against the Assad regime provided there is a clear political and military plan for the post-Assad phase.The diplomatic sources added that the Obama administration listened to Turkish and Arab proposals to establish buffer zones in Syria’s border areas or at least to provide air cover for the troops that are being trained and equipped in…
Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt said he feels seeing the defense minister of what left of Assad’s army meanly begging Iranian Generals for help. “I'm talking about a regime that has destroyed Syria and the Syrian Army by using it against the Syrian people. How I feel insulted when I see Syrians  in the uniform of the Syrian Arab Army begging for help from the Iranian generals."Jumblatt also said that…
The UN Security Council will hold today two separate meetings to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria and the initiative put forward by the UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura who will host talks with rival sides in Syria from May 4 in a bid to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the four-year conflict. De Mistura will also review the results of his meetings with various Syrian and international parties.Representatives…
The U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power said that “siege is a tactic we see applied across Syria by both the Assad regime and terrorist groups. Last month, Under-Secretary General Amos told this Council that the UN estimates 440,000 civilians are living in besieged areas, meaning most people cannot get out and assistance cannot get in,” during a UN Security Council debate on the Middle East.“Some aid…
Republican and Democratic US senators called on President Barack Obama on Tuesday to create and enforce humanitarian safe zones in Syria, amid international concerns about the dire conditions faced by millions of people displaced by the war."The staggering human displacement, killing and destruction are an affront to the civilized world and must be stopped," Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham and Democrats Richard Durbin and Tim Kaine wrote to…
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