Damascus asks for objectivity of Annan proposal
IRNA – International mediator Kofi Annan’s upcoming proposal for the resolution of Syrian crisis should not be affected by pressure of certain countries, Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Spokesman, Jehad Moghaddasi, said here on Wednsday.
He made the remark in an interview with IRNA.
The official voiced hope that Annan will make his proposal based on facts provided by the international observers and not the outside pressure of certain countries.
“Latest meeting of Assad and Annan in Damascus was constructive,” Moghadasi noted.
Annan will present special session of the 15-nation UN Security Council on Syria on Thursday with a new proposal.
Furthermore, Syrian FM spokesperson called Iran an 'important and powerful' regional player, adding that it has a right to defend region’s stability.
“Tehran is a real friend of Damascus; occupying force of Zionist regime has a destructive role but Iran’s regional role has been always constructive.”
Refusing certain countries’ claims about Tehran military interference in Syria, the official noted that Iran is present in the economic sector of Syria and Damascus welcomes such a kind of role.
“Surely, certain countries by arming rebels, are trying to have military intervention in Syria and even dare to ask NATO for military attack against Damascus.”
“China and Russia’s role in the resolution of political crisis in Syria has been positive; Damascus welcomes the work of international observers in Syria but it is worried about polarization of their activities by some members of the UN Security Council who are hostile to Bashar al-Assad government.”
The official asked Syrian opposition to enter the ongoing reform approach undertaken by Syrian government, underlining that Syrian various sects have lived for centuries together and sectarian violence in this region is unlikely.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
In October, calm was eventually restored to Syria after President Bashar al-Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but plots by the US and the Zionist regime could spark some new unrest in certain parts of the country.