November 18, 2013
Damascus, (SANA)- The activities of Extraordinary Session of the Arab Parties' General Conference kicked off in the Damascus-based Dama Rose Hotel on Monday.
The conference is scheduled to discuss the political scene in Syria in light of the war waged against it by Arab, regional and international forces.
A number of party's representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia and Bahrain are participating in the Conference.
The Conference's chairman, Safwan Qudsi said the conference is convened at an ''intricate political juncture'' that is the result of a major conspiracy intended to fracture the Arab world and restructure it according to the US interests.
The conspiracy started with the wars launched in Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine, Qudsi said, and ''has today resurfaced through adopting a misleading concept: moderate Islam'' that was popularized by the so-called 'Arab Spring.'
Member of the regional leadership of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party, Youssef Ahmad said that meeting of the Arab parties is an opportunity for thrashing out ideas on the Arab causes, crises and concerns.
The tough crisis in Syria notwithstanding, al-Baath Party has not absolved itself, as leader of the stat, of responsibility for wrongs and shortcomings that happened at a particular stage and "created loopholes in the state and society,'' Ahmad pointed out.
The participants saw that some Arab regimes who are speaking about democracy, elections and regime change in other Arab states are ''silencing the voice of the opposition in their own countries and oppressing change.''
They hailed the Syrian army, state and people who stood fast against the aggression, voicing confidence that Syria's victory over the conspiracy is close at hand thanks to the sacrifices of Syrian army.
Syria will outline the features of a new Arab regional system, the participants stressed, affirming that the conspiracy is aimed at destroying the Syrian state, army and infrastructure but ''is doomed to failure.''
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Iran, Lebanon, Sudan and Algeria Condemn Israel's New Assault on Jamraya Center
May 5, 2013
Speaker of Iran's Shura Council, Ali Larijani, stressed that Israel's new aggression on the scientific research center of Jamraya in Damascus Countryside consolidates Iran's stance on the events in the region which affirms that the main goal behind creating the crisis in Syria is to undermine the axis of resistance.
Addressing the Council on Sunday, Larijani said the recent events in the region have showed clearly that the aim behind "the adventure in Syria" led by the US, the Zionist entity and the Arab reactionary sides is to take the Zionist entity out of its isolation in the region through a fake plot.
He added that the media hype stirred by the US and the West on accusing Syria of using chemical weapons aims mainly to cover the fact that they are actually floundering on the ground, with their tools of terrorists being in difficult situation in the various Syrian areas.
Iran's Defense Minister: Israel's Assault Was Given Green Light by US
For his part, Iranian Defense Minister, Maj. Gen. Ahmad Wahidi, said the aggression carried out by the usurper entity on Jamraya scientific research center jeopardizes the entire region and it is at the same time a proof of this entity's weakness and confusion due to the latest regional developments.
Speaking in a statement on Sunday, Maj. Gen. Wahidi stressed that the Israeli assault was carried out with "a green light" from America and it again exposes the connection between the armed terrorist groups in Syria and their backers with the Zionist occupation.
Iran's Foreign Ministry: Israel's Assault Would Lead to Destabilizing the Region
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the Israeli aggression on the scientific research center in Jamraya, stressing that this aggression would lead to destabilizing the region.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Ramin Mehmanparast, denounced in a statement on Sunday this aggression, noting that the Israeli entity persists on destabilizing the region.
Israel launched a flagrant rocket attack on the Scientific Research Center in Jamraya in Damascus Countryside earlier on Sunday in a clear attempt to succor the armed terrorist groups after the painful blows the Syrian Army inflicted on them, and after the Armed Forces made major advancements to restore security and stability to Syria.
Salehi: Israeli Aggression Shows Link between Israel and Terrorist Groups in Syria
In an interview with Al-Manar TV, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi denounced the Israeli aggression on sites in Syria, stressing that it shows the organic link between Israel and the terrorists and mercenaries fighting the Syrian people.
He asserted that this aggression is a response to the achievements of the Syrian Army on the ground and that it was greenlit by the US and western countries, affirming that the Israeli aggression contradicts all international resolutions and agreements and noting that if the opposite happened, the whole world would have made risen in uproar.
Salehi called on all sides in the region and the world to band together and help find a peaceful solution for the crisis in Syria.
Algeria Denounces the Israeli Attack
Algeria on Sunday expressed strong condemnation of the Israeli aggression on Syrian sites, stressing that the attack is a flagrant violation of the international law and the sovereignty of an Arab state.
Speaker for the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ammar Balani, said that Algeria calls upon the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities as to put an end to the outrageous violations that could escalate the regional situation.
Lebanese Foreign Minister: Israel's Assault Aims to Blow up the Region
In the same context, Lebanese Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Adnan Mansour, condemned the Zionist aggression on the scientific research center in Jamraya in Damascus Countryside, describing it as "a dangerous act that aims to blow up the region."
"Once again the Israeli entity of terrorism carries out a new aggression on Syria using false pretexts to justify this barbarous aggression," said Mansour.
He added that Israel wants through this assault "to pave the way for a large-scale aggression to blow up the region and push it into a destructive confrontation, showing no concern about the disastrous outcomes that could result from this."
The Lebanese Foreign Minister expressed denunciation of the international community's silence towards the aggressive acts of Israel.
In an interview with al-Mayadin TV, Mansour said called for making brave decisions and standing against Syria instead of making do with statements and condemnations, since the Israeli aggression targets all Arabs.
He stressed that Syria must not be left alone, asserting that the Arab nation has considerable resources and asking if this is not the time to use them against the Israeli aggression, then when will it be used?
Lebanese President Denounces Israeli Aggression, Calls for Firm International Response
In a statement issued by his press office, Lebanese President Michel Sleiman denounced the Israeli attacks on sites in Syria, saying that such behavior isn't unusual for an enemy whose policy is based on aggression and who exploited the current circumstances in Syria to carry out its attacks, just like it did in Lebanon in its times of difficulty.
Sleiman called on the international community and the Security Council in particular to take stringent measures against Israel to dissuade it from its policy of aggression and violating other countries' sovereignty, calling for forcing Israel to comply with international resolutions and become involved in the just and comprehensive peace process.
Sudanese Information Minister: Israeli Aggression on Syria is an Aggression against Arab Nation
The Sudanese government's spokesman, Minister of Culture and Media Information Ahmad Bilal Othman, affirmed that the Israeli aggression on sites in Syria constitutes an aggression against the entire Arab nation.
Othman told al-Mayadin TV that for Israel to attack Syrian sites while Arabs don't step in is a shameful thing for the Arab nation, calling on Arabs to reconsider the steps they took against Syria and acknowledge that major mistakes were made in this regard.
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