Syria Newslinks 22-23 March 2012

23 March 2012 13:35:55 — williambowles.info

Maybe updated as the day wears on…

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Medvedev against solving problems by force
Voice of Russia, News Today at 12:51
Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev believes that threats of using force against any country are very dangerous. He said this at an international conference on security in Europe and the Atlantic region, which is currently under way in Moscow. “;Some people want to make Syria ‘a modern democracy’ as soon as possible,”; Mr. Medvedev said.

Violations in Syria widespread and systematic – expert
Voice of Russia, News Today at 12:46
Carmen Russell-Sluchansky, Jamila Bey Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend the next “;Friends of Syria“; talks next week in Istanbul amid efforts to end the Syrian regime’s bloody year old crackdown. Yesterday the UN Security Council demanded that Syria immediately implement United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s Peace plan.

Clinton to visit Friends of Syria peace talks
Voice of Russia, News Today at 12:12
Carmen Russell-Sluchansky, Jamila Bey Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend the next “;Friends of Syria“; talks next week in Istanbul amid efforts to end the Syrian regime’s bloody year old crackdown. Yesterday the UN Security Council demanded that Syria immediately implement United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s Peace plan.

UN Security Council unified presidential statement on Syria
Voice of Russia, News Today at 12:09
Crystal Park In a sign of progress the 15 members of the UN Security Council have come together and presented a unified presidential statement on the situation in Syria calling for no specific ultimatums but a ceasefire immediately from both sides as well as the allowance of humanitarian aid into the country.

Vicious circle of Middle East conflict
Voice of Russia, News Today at 11:25
Boris Pavlishchev The events in Syria and fears of a possible military attack on Iran have eclipsed the process of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict’s settlement. Meanwhile tension between Israel and Palestine remains. In early March, Israel carried out air strikes on the Gaza Strip in response to Palestine’s missile attacks.

HRW: Syrian opposition has no respect for human rights
Voice of Russia, News Today at 11:05
Vivienne Nunis Interview with Sarah Leah Whitson, director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division and David Mepham, Human Rights Watch UK Director, responsible for communications and advocacy.

Syria: armed opposition groups committing abuses-HRW
Voice of Russia, News Today at 09:11
Moscow is deeply concerned over human rights abuses which, according to the Human Rights Watch international organization, were committed by the Syrian opposition.

UN Syria envoy Annan to visit Moscow this week
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 07:10

Syrian Army storms rebels’ positions in Binnish
Voice of Russia, News Today at 05:29
The Syrian Army is storming the rebels’ positions in the city of Binnish, in the Idlib Governorate, near the Turkish border.

EU to put sanctions on Assad wife
BBC News Today at 04:50
The EU is set to impose a travel ban and an asset freeze on Asma al-Assad, the British-born wife of Syrian leader Bashar.

UN Syria envoy Annan to visit Moscow this week
Voice of Russia, News Today at 04:48
UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan will come to Moscow for an official visit by the end of this week, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Thursday. The diplomat said that in “;the next few days”; Moscow also expects a visit of representatives from the Syrian opposition National Coordination Committee (NCC).

Government forces begin assault on Binnish, Syria
Voice of Russia, News Today at 03:26
Government forces have begun an assault on the town of Binnish in the province Idlib, in northwest Syria. This was reported by France Presse. According to the agency, on the streets of Binnish one can hear bombing and shooting. Residents are leaving this town, located 30 kilometers from the Syrian-Turkish border.

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VIDEO: US/NATO Proxy War in Syria Follows Precedent Set in Bosnia
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 20:13
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

FSA launch military council to attack Damascus
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 19:06
The rebel Free Syrian Army has announced the formation of its “military council for Damascus” aimed at co-ordinating attacks in and around the city.

Russia touts Syria role in Mideast settlement
Voice of Russia, News Yesterday at 18:50
Russia proceeds from the assumption that Syria is a key to a more stable Middle East, Mikhail Margelov, the Russian President’s special envoy to Africa, told a Moscow news conference on Thursday.

 

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