» 09/20/2012, 00.00
SYRIA - UN
Ban Ki-moon: No military solution to Syrian conflict. Political dialogue only answer
The Secretary-General is concerned about the escalation of violence by the government and the rebels, which can only lead to a dead end. USA Report: 117 Iranian jets landed in Damascus carrying weapons and not "humanitarian goods". The rebels armed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Western powers. Benedict XVI's warning not to import arms.
New York City
(AsiaNews) - The UN Secretary General says that there is no military solution
to the conflict between the Syrian government and the rebels, even if they are
using every possible means to eliminate eachother.
at a press conference before the new session of the UN General Assembly, Ban
Ki-moon said he was "concerned" about the fact that after 18 months
of struggle against Assad there was no end in sight. " I think military means will not bring an
answer.," he added,
raising once again " That should be resolved through
political dialogue." According
to the UN, the war in Syria has already claimed more than 20 thousand dead.
yesterday Bashar al-Assad received a visit from Iranian foreign minister, Ali
Akbar Salehi, who said that "the solution to the conflict is found only
in Syria and within
the Syrian family."
is escalating on the ground.
the opposition attacked the south-western outskirts of Damascus and other
districts to the north and south. Government
troops responded with volleys and rockets fired from helicopters, killing at
least 20 people. The
rebels accused the military of destroying and burning homes, government media
enhance the need to strke against "armed terrorist groups."
also an escalation in the supply of weapons. The
U.S. State Department revealed that 117 Iranian jets arrived in Damascus. Officially
they carry "humanitarian goods," but according to the U.S. they carry
and weapons are being made available to the rebels by Saudi Arabia and Qatar,
United States, France and Great Britain who offer them useful materials for the
war, but not weapons (communication tools, binoculars, infrared, etc. ..).
week, on the plane that took him to Lebanon, Benedict XVI said that it is
important to stop the importation of weapons to bring peace in Syria. "Instead
of importing weapons - he added - which is a grave sin, we need to import the
ideas of peace, creativity, finding solutions, accepting everyone's
14/06/2013 SYRIA - USA
U.S. to arm Syrian rebels
"Red line" crossed: Assad's forces used chemical weapons "to a minimal extent." The rebels want anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. Bill Clinton suggests a no-fly-zone, similar to Libya. Holy See and the United Nations against any military escalation. Victims of conflict: 93 thousand people, of whom 80% were men. But there are also 1,700 children under 10 years of age.
29/08/2013 US- SYRIA
Obama 'sure' of Damascus’ use of chemical weapons, but unsure of what action to take
The American public is 60% opposed to any military intervention in Syria. British Prime Minister Cameron blocked by parliament: No action before the results of the UN inspection on use of Chemical Weapons. New videos on the use of chemical weapons by the Free Syrian Army . Ban Ki -moon : Give experts time.
Syrian rebels receive heavy weapons from Sudan
The weapons are made in China and include anti-aircraft missile batteries. Khartoum denies any involvement in the Syrian conflict. Divisions between rebel factions and Iranian interests render all diplomatic effort towards a cease-fire null and void.
07/05/2013 SYRIA - UN
UN falters on attributing use of chemical weapons by rebels
The UN Commission of Inquiry on War Crimes confirms that you have not reached any " definitve conclusions “ on who used prohibited weapons. The media had given value to concluding statements of Commissioner Carla Dal Ponte against the rebels.
19/09/2013 SYRIA -UN
Assad reiterates his innocence. A year and a billion dollars to destroy chemical weapons
Syria has handed over more "evidence" on the use of gas by the rebels to Russia. Russian diplomacy judges the UN report "biased". According to the UN, the trajectories of missiles with lethal weapons come from an area under army control, but the target area is in the hands of the rebels and was manipulated.
Pope Francis tells young people that “genuine love” is not a “soap opera”, but Christians’ real identity card
In his homily for the Jubilee of Teens, Pope Francis asked questions and gave answers to the 70,000 present. Stressing the great ideal of love as giving oneself “without being possessive”, he noted that freedom is “being able to choose the good”. He warned young people “who dare not dream,” telling them that “If you do not dream at your age, you are already ready for retirement”. He also received funds raised for the Ukraine, and appealed for the release of bishops and the priests held in Syria.
Odd alliance between the US and Iranian fundamentalists
Washington is still preventing the use of US dollars in transactions with Iranian banks, preventing business with the outside world in spite of the nuclear deal. This way, the US is helping Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards, who want to torpedo the agreement in order to maintain their hold on power. Meanwhile, most Iranians hold down two or three jobs just to make ends meet. An unstable and bellicose Iran is a boon for arms sales. A report follows.
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