Assad: War against resistance axis

2012-09-19 22:16

Damascus - President Bashar Assad told Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday that the war engulfing Syria is targeting not just it but the "resistance axis," state news agency SANA reported.

Assad's regime, Iran and the powerful Lebanese Shi' ite movement Hezbollah refer to themselves as a "resistance axis" in their common opposition to Israel.

"The ongoing battle is targeting the whole of the resistance axis, not just Syria," Assad told Iran's visiting Ali Akbar Salehi.

Meanwhile, Assad said "Syria has shown openness in dealing with all initiatives put forward to find a solution to the crisis. The key to any initiative's success is the sincerity of the intentions behind it."

Earlier on Wednesday, Salehi said the solution to the conflict "lies only with Syria and within the Syrian family, in partnership with international and regional organisations".

Assad and his allies in Iran, China and Russia have systematically blamed the conflict on foreign powers, notably the West, Gulf countries and Turkey.

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-19 23:50

    The lie from which 100 million Muslims in the region have just freed themselves. More to come. Then the Palestinians can free themselves from this wanton abuse at the hands of unelected dictators using them to hold onto power.

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-19 23:53

    Insert "Communism" in place of "Israel" and you'll have, virtually word for word, the text of a PW Botha speech under Apartheid.

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-20 03:47

    The real "axis of resistance" is one of resistance to democracy and human rights by Assad, Putin and China's politburo. They will fail.

  • Gcodi Mahomed - 2012-09-20 06:21

    freak.fraser,you are babbling the same hatred day in and day out,your mind is in constant turmoil,how do you live with yourself??:)

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-20 07:07

      Gcodi, You are soo wrong. The HATRED comes from those, who in this civil war, have taken the side of the OPPRESSOR , and are failing the OPPRESSED. The latter will win !! For sure !! Ask radical pseudo BS professor Fidel, to show you anywhere in history, when the OPPRESSED looses its FEAR, where they don't get rid of the OPPRESSOR !!!

      tom.guy.37669528 - 2012-09-20 17:33

      I think Fred is totally naive on the topics he claims to have an understanding of. (he is still stuck in the good-evil, them us, paradigm ;)

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-21 02:12

      If you mean human rights and free and fair elections are good, and oppression and chauvinism are evil, negative, then yes, I agree with you in the non-black-or-white way, with shades if grey.

  • Gcodi Mahomed - 2012-09-20 06:21

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-20 06:28

      She is speaking up about the innocent civilians ACCIDENTALLY killed in drone strikes, and rightly so. You're focusing on this, deleting the accidentally part, and completely overlooking the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of innocent Muslims being killed and maimed by the unelected dictators and Jihadists in your midsts, about which you say and do NOTHING. The longer you live with blindfolds over your eyes, and mufflers clamped on the thinking and feeling part of your brain, the more innocent members of YOUR community will die at the hands of other members of YOUR community.

  • Shane Loxton - 2012-09-20 07:53

    pity Human rights Watch is not more forthcoming

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-22 03:26

    I highly recommend this video released this week by PBS, the independent public broadcasting entity in the US.

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