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Egypt: Arab quartet meet over Syria

2012-09-10 22:41

Cairo - Egypt's foreign minister is hosting envoys from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran in a new push by regional heavyweights to help find a resolution to Syria's civil war.

Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr says the quartet is to meet over the next few days but gave no details.

His remarks came after his meeting Monday with the new UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, who is visiting Egypt before heading to Damascus. Brahimi succeeded former UN chief Kofi Anan on 1 September.

The quartet was initiated by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during a summit of Non-aligned nations in Tehran last month.

Morsi proposed the four-nation contact group to spearhead a new peace initiative to end the Syrian conflict, which has so far killed at least 23 000 people, according to activists.

Comments
  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-11 02:34

    Any solution has to involve the complete stepping down from power by Assad. Then there's the question of personal responsibility relating to the death, detention, torture and rape if tens of thousands of Syrians who just want to vote. .

      Madhi - 2012-09-11 10:04

      As I said u have an obsession with assad, may be he took ur girl friend? Why place conditions for Syrians to have peace and u will lay down ur life defending Israel's treatment of palestinians without thinking twice about their lives? Every pro israeli zionists say Palestinians must negotiate without conditions and in Syria its different because those are people we hate anyway? double standards will not help anyone, its short sighted and will comeback to hurt everyone. Just wish syrians well and don't take sides in their fight or impose ur solutions, otherwise u right there wont be a solution.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-11 18:07

      Israel was created in 1948 from 52% of the land formerly occupied by the Jewish and Palestinian people, and Palestine 43%. Most of the Israeli territory was the Negev Desert. Jerusalem fell into neither territory. Palestinians with their unelected, self-serving neighbors declared war on Israel the very next day. In the 1960's they even invaded Israel twice. Full military invasions. The result: Israel survived and pushed them back, gaining territory in the process. This is the origin of what you wrongly call "occupied land". There have been almost daily attacks by Palestinians, incited by their self-serving unelected backers. Palestinians even teach their children at Kindergarten to attack Israel, rather than be peaceful. Children. Kindergarten. From day one, and even today it's wage war on Israel. Israel defends herself. Yes sometimes going too far, which is unacceptable, but self-defense nonetheless. All that needs to happen is for Palestinians to choose peace side by side with Israel. This is more likely going forward now because the unelected dictators are being removed from power by their people, one by one. They will no longer use the Palestinians for their own internal political ploys.

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-11 10:44

    Anyone who thought that a political solution could be achieved in Syria without the involvement of Iran or other neighbours in t he region was sadly deluded. It just shows how out of touch western powers are with reality.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-11 10:53

      . Maybe Prtesident Morsi, can convince these terrorist psychopaths in Theheran, that there is no space for this assad monster in a future Syria !! But it isw doubtful; it is difficult to break habits of terrorists!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-11 18:08

      Fidel, anyone who believes Nelson Mandela is a phony, a lackey of the West, a modern-day Uncle Tom is completely out of touch. That's you. Your words.

  • Madhi - 2012-09-11 20:02

    FF do u keep files of your crap in a vault or something? U literally do a cut and paste comma for comma its amazing how good u are in the bs business. Now u want us to believe that u were not trained as a young zionist to hate Arabs and muslims and treat them as a race worse than dogs? every jewish kid learns that for free at home so don't blame the victims here, the palestinians for zionist cruelity to others. Nice to say syrians must not have peace unless assad goes but nope israel is waiting for arabs to stop making conditions and join israel in the peace table? i think that's low grade even for u so please stop the hypocrisy and treat every human being equally, not zionist superiority and the rest come way down, especially arabs. hope u teaching ur kids better as for u i am starting to believe there is no turning back for u, hatred for arabs and muslims is in ur dna. just like ur twin AA or is he Anti-Arab the real name?

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