10/02/2012

Syria: No 'humanitarian corridors' as pretext for foreign intervention

 

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Russia Reiterates Rejection of Establishing Humanitarian Zones in Syria, Stresses on Political Solution

Oct 02, 2012

MOSCOW, (SANA) – The Russian Foreign Ministry urged the NATO Alliance and the countries in the region to stop seeking any pretexts for armed foreign intervention in Syria or establish humanitarian corridors or buffer zones.

The Ministry reiterated its stance which calls for reaching a political diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria.

The Russian Interfax news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov in a statement on Tuesday as saying that there are known examples for foreign intervention in the region which revealed that the diplomacy of bombs did not achieve the desired results rather it destabilized the security in those countries and the whole region.

He stressed that it is now very important to spare no effort to convince all Syrian sides to halt violence, launch a national dialogue and implement Geneva statement.

Gatilov reiterated Russia's concern over the situation in Syria, adding that his country calls upon Damascus and Ankara for self-restraint.

He said that there are growing numbers of extremists among the ranks of the Syrian opposition who could commit provocative acts and stoke conflicts on the borders, expressing concern over the crisis crossing geographic frontiers and leading to destabilize the security situation in the neighboring countries.

R. Raslan/ H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/10/02/444863.htm

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