Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday evening, Foreign Minister Abdel Ahmed Al-Jubeir also said that the question of Palestine had always been on the agenda of the 193-mmber body, but the Palestinians continued to suffer.
A US official familiar with the issue said that in the case of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry preferred to keep the focus on countries that are directly involved. “Further delay is unconscionable”.
Iranian ground forces are pouring into Syria and preparing for action under Russian air cover, in an effort to help Syrian military forces recapture ground taken by rebels, including al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front.
Syria has been a client state of Russian Federation since the days of the Cold War.
“The headline over The Militant story by Maggie Trowe caught my eye: “‘Reset’ with U.S. allows Moscow to send arms, troops to Syria”.
Iran and Russian Federation, on the other hand, are doing pretty well. “My guess is the Europeans would want to be included in such a contact group“. I think it is a bad choice in the long run.
Still, Russia’s launch of airstrikes on Syria on Wednesday appeared to leave serious discussions on who should participate in limbo, with Washington and its allies expressing concern that Moscow might have targeted forces opposed to President Bashar Assad instead of Islamic extremists. They also said that the troops would have the backing of Assad’s Lebanese Hezbollah allies and Shi’ite militia fighters from Iraq.
He and the diplomats demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the dispute. “There are many things that we should do before accepting immigrants”.
“The European Union is ready to put all its political weight to try and facilitate a solution to the [Syrian] conflict”, an European Union official, speaking not for attribution, said October. 1.
USA and Russian forces have agreed to meet “as soon as possible” to make sure their pilots do not come into conflict in Syrian airspace.
There, Iran negotiated with the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany to reach their July 14 agreement.
Of course, the idea that “U.S. imperialism” is served by giving the advantage to Russian Federation and Iran is ludicrous. “They have always been a propaganda state, but by now, we are looking at a methodical approach where disinformation and surprise have become deeply rooted at the operational level”, Galleoti said. “The principle is, firstly, that there is no role for Bashar Assad in Syria’s future”.
“What [US officials] are saying, as I understand it, is, he doesn’t have to leave right away”, but “everybody should understand … from the beginning”, he will eventually have to go, Saunders said.
The Gulf States have maintained that a change in their policy could pose a threat to their national security.
But the Americans want any negotiations restricted to themselves, the Russians, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
It hardly seems to be the case that Obama has been outsmarted in the Middle East, or that Putin and Obama don’t like each other.