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Syria: Iran blames 'interfering states'

2012-08-03 13:00

Tehran - Iran on Friday blamed "interfering countries" for making Kofi Annan's mission fail in Syria, and implied it could now be among those taking "a more crucial role" in solving the conflict.

"It seems that interfering countries were not satisfied with the efforts made by Annan to halt the shipment of arms into Syria and [to put an end] to terrorist acts," foreign ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast said during a visit to China, according to Iran's official IRNA news agency.

"Not only did they not put in any effort to implement Annan's six-step plan... these countries endeavoured to have his mission fail," he charged.

He did not name any countries, but Tehran in the past has accused Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey of arming Syria's rebels in collusion with the United States and Israel.

Mehmanparast said that following Annan's resignation on Thursday as international peace envoy for Syria, "independent countries in the region will now have a more crucial role" in resolving the crisis.

The choice of words implied he was talking about Iran, which is Syria's key ally in the region and which has provided Damascus with humanitarian, economic and political support.

Those countries, Mehmanparast was quoted as saying, "should prepare the ground for dialogue between the [Syrian] government and the rebels".

Comments
  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-03 14:38

    Just a bit much !!! A country which exports terrorism, like no other, telling other countries, not to interfere......!!!!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-08-03 14:58

      The biggest exporter of terrorism is Saudi Arabia, that western ally with lots of the black stuff. The US being the biggest exporter of "state terrorism", followed by Israel.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-03 16:02

      Mgoqi you got PMT again?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-03 18:59

      Fidel, ""I have no problem getting alongside the gutter with you"" Well you spend a lot of time there with this Patrick !!! ohhh on your next visit to the gutter, please take this keith with you, and keep him there, thank you !!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-08-03 19:16

      There's a large arrow, probably blue, in the top left-hand corner of your browser window, pointing left. Click on that.

      Cavefacio - 2012-08-03 19:54

      I have rarely heard such a lot of immature name calling and insulting epithets thrown by people at other people. For example the repeat of the word poepsak on various posts is now perhaps outdated. (Besides it indicates latent or actual homosexualism to me, but this is a free world and as such I will tolerate these insults. If only for the reason that sexual preferences are each person's choice and in a just society this should be so.) And yes sticks and stones etc... What does however concern me is the immature and childish manner of addressing an issue which is no laughing matter. People are being killed on both sides, which is fair in a war. What is not fair is so called collateral damage of civilians. I do not care who executed who first and how many or for what reason. Do not throw platitudes such as "but they started it first" or "they only want to have a free vote and say in the country" or "tell that to the western imperialists." While I have no brook with fundamentalism and abhor dictators, I will go tonight and say thanks to a deity (which apparently does not exist for many N24 posters, and that is their right to believe so), but I will say thanks that I sleep safe and sound and my children too. So lets just pause a moment.....

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-03 20:09

      Patrick, ""I doubt Gerhard can even get it up"" Well Patrick, don't you waste your time,, getting it up, you won't even see the difference!!!

  • Shane Loxton - 2012-08-03 16:26

    yes Enrico there are Iranian troops noy advisors on the ground and Pro Government, there are currently +1200 Iranian troops there, Russia is sending a Div of Speznas and has just off loaded anti air Missiles, refurbished Gunships, all this is in response to the US and Israel movements to attack. Currently Russia has reinforced their Naval presence there to 15 ships of which have marines on board, Iran is reportly also going to send ships, this meddling by outside countries is about to bring the world to the brink of WW3

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-03 16:52

      Shame, Now, don't get too carried away; WW 3, to keep that assad creep in power ?? Not even the Russians are THAT stupid. With the Iranian troops , you more than likely right, as well as Russia continuing selling military hardware to Syria, But; The West meddling in Syrian affairs.......? The mother and her children hiding under her bed to protect themselves from these assad terrorist, wished they would , but she also realizes, they are alone in this fight against these assad MONSTERS !!!

      tom.guy.37669528 - 2012-09-21 14:29

      This is no longer a civil war, it has become a proxy war between the Gulf states backed by the US and NATO vs Iran and Russia. Yes you are right it is a very dangerous situation.

  • Shane Loxton - 2012-08-03 17:20

    Anthony look at the bigger picture, Syria is the ONLY Naval port Russia has in the Med, If a pro west government comes into power it will be bad for Russia, Iran, China who by the way has an army almost the size of the population of the USA and China supplied Iran anti ship missiles who in turn gave to Hisbola and has with those missiles recorded the only tactical hit on an Isreali ship which had counter missile defences which had been supplied by the US but the missile still got through go check out Janes defence web site and global research. Russia is not delievering weapons there for nothing

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-03 18:15

      Shame, No, the bigger picture====that it is very likely that there WON'T be a pro Western government in Syria. WHY would there be ??? The West was FAR BETTER off, with the previous regimes in Tunesia, Egypt and in Libya. What radicals/extremists don't seem to be able to understand is, that it is NOT the West instigating these revolutions, but the 'people' of these countries. It are only these radicals that come continiously with their silly and childish stories ,to confuse, so not to make it too obvious that they prefer SCUM like gaddafi and this assad, to a system, where the population has a say !!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-03 19:04

      Patrick ""His name is SHANE"" LOL, you might if I call you Pat, ? LOL I did not believe you were THAT bright, to have picked this up. LOL, pAT!! Tiny Tosser !!

      shane.loxton - 2012-08-03 19:16

      Anthony if you read further you would have seen he did pick it up and said it was ok, lets stop name calling and bashing lets keep to the point at hand

      luyolo.mhlauli.9 - 2012-08-04 05:56

      So funny that most of the guys who lead these revolutions are either trained in the US or Britain. Look at the Sryian Observatory which is the source of every death in Syria it's based in Britaion( run by one dnt fooled into thinkin that it's a huge organization it's only one dude who happens to be running a clothing shop as wonder how he ges the time to verify each and every story they call and tell him about )

  • shane.loxton - 2012-08-03 19:22

    Anothony you claim from previous posts that the DICTATOR has murder and assassinated people and therefore should be overthrown well what about the Rebels with recently made public rebels executing POW's? http://www.rt.com/news/syria-rebel-massacre-aleppo-627/ A horrifying amateur video from Syria emerged online, showing an apparent mass execution of Assad supporters in Aleppo at the hands of rebels from the Free Syria Army. The footage shows several bloodied men stripped down to their underwear being forced to kneel by a wall amidst a throng of excited, machine gun-touting men. Once their captors open fire, the camera jerks away as the crowd momentarily disperses, seemingly unprepared for the nearly 40 seconds of uninterrupted shooting that follows. As the gunfire dies down, shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” resound as the once skittish onlookers victoriously raise their guns in the air, approaching what appears to be a pile of stripped-down corpses.One of the victims has been identified as Ali Zein Al-Abidin Al-barri; the rebels accused him and his family of killing 15 FSA soldiers during a truce in Aleppo on Tuesday. Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov condemned the shooting. "The brutal massacre of government supporters by the opposition in the city of Aleppo shows that human rights violations are being committed by both sides,” he wrote on Twitter.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-03 19:42

      Shane, you are quite right, now it is a full scale civil war, atrocities are committed by both sides. This should be vigorously condemned by everyone, but as usual the clowns who support this asad dog, 'forget' to mention his barbaric behaviour. May I also just remind you, that for the first 11 months of this uprising, the opposition, was UNARMED, and there was no existence of an organizaed FSA, But this Butcher was already busy killing his opposition by the THOUSANDS !!!

      tom.guy.37669528 - 2012-09-21 14:33

      11 months? Bullsh*t where are your sources? Early on the the protests security were being targeted. Don't you remember the massacre of the 60 security forces, that was early days.

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