By VIDEO, No One Dares to Intervene in Syria in Ground War: Al-Moallem

Sat Mar 12, 2016 16:21:19

The Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem has announced in a press conference on Saturday that Monday is a date for meeting at the UN HQ in Geneva within the Syrian-Syrian dialogue.

Walid al-Moallem added, the Syrian Arab Republic delegation received a letter from the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura declaring the date for the dialogue.

“We are looking forward to having dialogue with the broadest spectrum of opposition groups in implementation of de Mistura’s mandate by the UN Security Council and the two Vienna communiques, particularly the national opposition that is not linked to any foreign agendas,” al-Moallem added.

"Meeting with our delegation at first is a good thing, he said."

He commented on the UN Envoy’s recent statements, saying “de Mistura doesn’t have the right to talk about presidential elections as this issue is an exclusive right of the Syrian people,” dismissing what the envoy said as “a deviation from all the UN documents, and we do not accept that de Mistura would give up objectivity to please this or that party.”

As for the upcoming parliamentary elections, al-Moallem said fulfilling the elections is part of the constitution, stressing that this issue should be respected where no reservations can be accepted by anyone, calling for a high turnout of Syrian voters.

Al-Moallem stressed that Syria is committed to the cessation of hostilities agreement, noting that there have been breaches of the agreement that were responded to by the army sometimes and overlooked in other times.

"We affirm the Syrian army’s right to respond to breaches, he added."

He used this opportunity to urge those who have taken up weapons to utilize the agreement of the cessation of hostilities and engage in reconciliations as “the crisis is coming to an end.”

In his comments on the talk about foreign ground intervention in Syria that came up in the past period, al-Moallem reaffirmed that “No one dares to intervene in Syria in a ground war, and that talk has receded and Obama’s recent speech has proved that.”

“I say with confidence that our people will reject any attempts at dividing [the country],” he said, Sana reported.


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