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Russia to push for Syria peace deal

2012-09-08 11:50

Vladivostok - Russia will press the UN Security Council to this month endorse a Syria peace accord that was brokered in Geneva and has since split world powers, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.

"There is a plan to hold a special meeting of the UN Security Council with the participation of ministers on the Syrian issue," Lavrov said in the Russian city of Vladivostok after meeting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"We stressed in a meeting with the US Secretary of State that Russia will push for the Security Council's approval of the Geneva communiqué."

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  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-08 13:09

    . If this Putin Clown, will for starters stop supplying this assad terrorist with military hardware, including tanks, rockets, aircraft and gunship helicopters, and bring home his murderous 'advisers and experts', it could mean the end of this assad monster, and an end of FIFTY YEARS of assad TYRANNY

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-08 17:29

    Now that Egypt has taken sides, Putin is getting cold feet. Egypt and Turkey make up 150 million Muslims in the region. Putin doesn't feel the human suffering. His is a cold calculation around power and influence.

  • Madhi - 2012-09-08 19:36

    As usual, shooting down any opportunity for peace. If the people who organised the Geneva agreement are pushed to stick to it, it makes me wonder why did they organise it in the first place. My theory, they were never interested in peace in the first place and wanted to blame others for the war, now Russia agreed and they don't want their own agreement. Morons.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-08 20:44

      The only person who shot down any opportunity for peace, and keeps shooting it down, is the brutal, cold-blooded dictator Assad. Lest it be forgotten that for eleven months he killed thousands of harmed demonstrators, detained, tortured and had raped tens of thousands more. Madhi trusts, even supports him such is his disregard for his own community.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-08 20:54

      Madhi, Not to sure what you want to say re the Geneva Convention, but here is some info: "The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for the humanitarian treatment of ..." Further, This 'moron' would so much to have peace in Syria, but only the ignorant will believe that this can be achieved with this assad. For FIFTY YEARS the opposition 'asked' the assads to negotiate and for elections; Their response; between these two assads, Sr and Jr, they are responsible for the death of over 50000 Syrians, mostly unarmed civilians. The time for talking with this dictator is over, and will Never come back. The assad family reign of terror is coming to an end !!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-08 21:00

      harmed = unarmed

  • Shane Loxton - 2012-09-08 20:34

    Russia is the only logical thinking country at the moment the rest are all for personal gain

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-08 20:40

      Shane believes the US attacked itself on 9/11. He also believes the Russian regime that is arming the brutal unelected dictator, led by an ex-KGB officer and therefore complicit in the murder, detention, torture and rape of tens if thousands of Syrians is a force for good in Syria.

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-09 02:47

    If the US and it's European minions at the UNSC were serious about peace in Syria, they'd demand that the SNC enter into negotiations with the Syrian Government. The fact that this has not happened is a clear reflection of their sincerity when they claim to want peace. Their real interest is to bring down the Syrian Government, however long it takes and whatever the cost to human life. Peace in Syria can only be achieved through negotiations without preconditions. Once again Russia has done the right thing.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-09 06:43

      You just don't get it!! ( Actually, you do understand, but you just want to (mis) use this space to spew out some of your anti Western CRAP and BS.) THAT is your ONLY contribution!! But, just in case, let me try to get something between your ears! In this latest popular uprising, which started in March 2011, UNARMED OPPOSITION members went onto the streets, demanding an end of 50 years of dictatorship and of this assad family rule ! If this assad would have told them; ok, let's talk, 26000 Syrian lives would have been spared. But besides being a bastard he is also a COWARD!!, as he knows damn well he will NEVER survive any kind of democratic process! So his response is the same as his rotten daddy; KILL THEM !! After 18 months, 26000 DEAD, rockets fired from tanks into apartment blocks, cluster bombs dropped from the air on unarmed women and children standing in a Que to buy bread, firing live ammunition on unarmed civilians from gunship helicopters, And now you suggest, the opposition should sit down with this tyrant?? I don't like calling anyone an imbecile, but in this case that is what you are! But you are a TOTALLY DISHONEST person; You know damn well, that a dictator DOESN'T negotiate, THAT is the whole essence of his 'leadership style' And lastly; there ONLY seems to be an opposition in Syria,when it suits YOU! You are a pathetic bullsh.tter, and a good one at it !!!! ( And by the way, peace came to Libya, after the Libyans got these gaddafi scum on the run )

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-09 08:10

      In war you negotiate with the enemy however bad they are, if you want peace that is. If you can't succeed in a revolution, then don't start one, cause you will create loss of innocent life. A bad peace is better than a good war. War only brings misery. I sometimes wonder whether you're really this oblivious, or if you just have some sort of disorder that causes your memory to reset every night.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-09 09:14

      . ""War only brings misery"" Do you really believe, this assad monster gives a damn ?? This assad, like any dictator, believes Syria belongs to him, it are 'his' people, and ONLY he knows what is best for them. This spoilt lille brat's brain, cannot understand that Syria does NOT belong to him, That 'his' people are not his little children who need guidance, and that the Syrians themselves will decide their future. They have decided it is going to be without these assads, THAT is NON Negotiable. All the rest is negotiable!! But I am sure, that with your preference of a dictatorship over a democracy, you will NEVER understand the asperations of the Syrian people. For THAT reason, you were soooo wrong with Libya, and ever soooooo wrong with Egypt And by the time you have worked out why your hero will be on the run, or hiding in a sewerage pipe or even hanging from a tree, the Syrain people will be dancing in the streets,and one will find hardly a 'supporter' left of this tyrant. And than it will just be you and a few of your radical buddies, who would wish that your hero would still be in power!!!!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-09 09:34

      Assad and his regime represent a significant portion of the population in Syria, whether you like this or not! If even half of Syria's population rose up against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, armed with pointed sticks, the revolution would be over in an afternoon. Instead, it has dragged on for over a year and a half, consisting of hit-and-run battles, terrorist bombings, and cross-border infiltration - indicating that but a slim minority has "risen up" and of that minority, the vast majority of them are sectarian extremists - admittedly many are not even Syrian. These so called rebels have NO POWER to demand that the Syrian president steps down.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-09 10:59

      . Are you saying , that because Black South Africans did not defeat the Nats, 'in an afternoon' that the majority of Blacks supported the Nats??? Don't be so pathetically dumb and stupid!! ""Assad and his regime represent a significant portion of the population in Syria, whether you like this or not!"" How do YOU know this?? Did you go tyo a fortuneteller in a caravan parked under a tree?? THAT is exactly the reason, why the opposition has 'asked' for the last 50 years, to proof to this guy, that his massive support only exists in his fantasy mind. But assad off course knows this very well, for otherwise WHY would he , and his violent daddy, not hold elections for FIFTY YEARS ?? You must have a memory like a siff, as you seem to have forgotten that that other violent psychopath, your fruitcake hero gaddafi, ALSO claimed he had this massive support and that the Libyans LOVED him!! Well today for the Libyans , these rotten gaddafies, are nothing more than a nightmare for the Libyans. And in the whole of Libya, you might find 200 or 300 'supporters' left for these thugs. Wishfull thinking and reality are far apart !!!!!! ""These so called rebels have NO POWER to demand ......."" Again, you are stuck in a groof, Syria has moved on, The Syrian people have already taken the power from this war criminal, this assad has NO power left in Syria !!!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-09 12:01

      There was no "uprising" in SA, so the two do not commute. That the Syrian government has still a significant support in Syria is clear to anyone whose thought process is bigger than that of a mushroom. It matters not what happened 50 years ago, what matters is that the Syrian government is still in power, with most of the Syrian state institutions still intact. You are so bent on defending your perceived beliefs that you ignore all evidence to the contrary because it conflicts with what you want to believe. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/21/syrian-rebels-aleppo-local-hostility And this admission is from the so called FSA!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-09 16:38

      Fidel, again, this is a South African website. You have stated that Nelson Mandela is a phony, a lackey of the West, a modern-day Uncle Tom. You stated this a few weeks ago on the US/Mandela story. You have since said nothing about this, notwithstanding that it's been pointed out to you many times. Your silence means you stand by that belief. On a South African website it is untenable. On any website it is untenable. It has to be the most arrogant statement made by anyone on this site, don't you think?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-09 18:01

      ""That the Syrian government has still a significant support in Syria is clear to anyone whose thought process is ,SMALLER, than that of a mushroom.

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