Kerry calls for continuing war in Syria

Kerry calls for continuing war in Syria
Sat Jun 22, 2013 18:07:48

US has sided with Syria insurgents in their mostly referred “uncooperative stance” on first crushing the Syrian army in battle ground and then sitting for talks.

Speaking at the so-called "Friends of Syria" conference of foreign ministers in Qatar, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, the rebels needed more support "for the purpose of being able to get to Geneva and to be able to address the imbalance on the ground."

Kerry’s comments came as the Syrian government had already agreed to engage in talks without any pre-conditions in a bid to bring the bloody conflict closer to a possible end.

However on the other side, after weeks of wavering comments the opposition announced on June 9 that they will not take part in any meetings aimed at ending the bloodshed unless they receive more arms from their supporters.

Opposition’s stance was widely criticized by Russia which has been putting widespread efforts to sponsor a meeting for both sides of the conflict, in Geneva.

Echoing same discouraging comments from the opposition Kerry said, "Reliable civilian governance and a stronger and more effective armed opposition will better enable the opposition to be able to provide the counterweight to the initiative of (President) Assad."

"The United States and other countries here -- in their various ways, each choosing its own approach -- will increase the scope and scale of assistance to the political and military opposition," Kerry said.

He said the governments at the conference -- which include stalwart supporters of the militants, Qatar and Saudi Arabia -- would work to "coordinate our support" to the opposition's Supreme Military Council.

The comments are expected to leave the international efforts for ending the crisis futile.

Syria crisis started as pro-reform protests but with interventions from the US and its regional allies it soon turned to a massive insurgency which took in numerous terrorist groups from all over the Europe and Middle East to conduct one of the bloodiest wars the region has been experiencing.

The war, which many fear is turning to a “war of hatred”, has already taken more than 90,000 lives.

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