The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has calls for bringing Syria war criminals to international justice and publicizing the names of suspects involved in committing the crimes since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution. This will put an end to the policy of impunity and help protect and deter aggression against civilians in Syria. This came in a speech delivered before the Human Rights Council today by Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to…
Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, denied that Bashar al-Assad had any role in the Syrian peace talks on Monday. He added that making Assad a party to the peace process in Syria would be what he termed, a “scandalous gift” to the terrorist group of Islamic State.The comments of Fabius came only a day after John Kerry, US Secretary of State, had admitted that talks with Assad had been essential…
Turkey has criticized United States Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting that negotiations would have to be opened with President Bashar al-Assad to end the conflict in Syria.Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the state-run Anatolia news agency on Monday that all Syria's current problems, on the fourth anniversary of the start of the uprising in March 2011, were caused by Assad’s government."What is there to be negotiated with Assad?"…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Assad regime and ISIS are two sides of the same coin, noting that the region, including Turkey, is going through painful times.Erdogan stated that ISIS is committing atrocities in the name of Islam, and that the Assad regime is trying to keep its hold on power through the elimination of the Syrian people."Turkish President wondered who ISIS serves and why? “Every day…
Diplomats at the UN Security Council said that the special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura reached an impasse on the issue of freezing the fighting in Aleppo and tends to adopt a new approach.A Western diplomat said in New York that de Mistura will adopt a top-to-down approach after the down-to-top approach failed to reach a “freeze” of the fighting in Aleppo as a first step towards a political…
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