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We are going to attack Isil on five fronts

Posted by seumasach on December 17, 2015

This collective effort is working towards a UN Security Council resolution to empower a UN-endorsed ceasefire monitoring mission and to support a political transition process that will see Assad leaving office.

The British government continues to prefer the old script with it’s rumbustious, Gilbert and Sullivan style,”He’s got to go!” chorus line. How many encores they’ll receive in New York remains to be seen.

By George Osborne and Philip Hammond


16th December, 2015

In recent weeks, we have seen appalling events in France and America. Acts of terror have killed hundreds of innocent people going about their daily lives. They have been designed to divide the Western world and to spread fear across our great nations. Instead, we stand together, strengthened by our united determination to hold firm to our shared values and confront the evil that threatens us.

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‘We see Syria fundamentally very similarly’ – Kerry after talks with Putin, Lavrov

Posted by seumasach on December 15, 2015

“A project for a resolution on Syria is expected to be ready for presentation to the UN Security Council after Friday’s meeting, Lavrov said.”


15th December, 2015

Russia and the US have agreed on a number of ‘critical’ issues, particularly with regard to Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks in Moscow.

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Moscow, Washington agree on Syria peace talks in New York on Friday

Posted by seumasach on December 15, 2015

“Lavrov also said that both parties agreed that the Vienna Accords on Syria must be backed by a United Nations Security Council resolution, adding that Washington and Moscow have agreed on the next steps for effectively coordinating anti-terror efforts”.


15th December, 2015

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed that Syria talks will resume in New York City on Friday, adding that he and US Secretary of State John Kerry are finding common ground.

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Boris Johnson: we should work with Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad in Syria

Posted by seumasach on December 7, 2015


“Who else is there? The answer is obvious. There is Assad, and his army; and the recent signs are that they are making some progress. Thanks at least partly to Russian air strikes, it looks as if the regime is taking back large parts of Homs. Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants are withdrawing from some districts of the city. Is that a bad thing? I don’t think so.”

I’m glad someone else can see the obvious even if it is Boris Johnson. Amazingly, not a single MP was able to make this point in the debate last Wednesday in the House of Commons. Dave Davis, another Tory, came the nearest. With this bit of good sense, Boris is now positioning himself nicely for a future leadership challenge. He also has the great advantage of not having been in government during the Libya debacle, an issue which will surely return to haunt Cameron. Corbyn, who voted against it, is similarly well-placed.

Let’s deal with the Devil: we should work with Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad in Syria



7th December, 2015

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Russia’s campaign in Syria

Posted by seumasach on December 6, 2015

Assad emphasized that French and British participation in the US-led airstrike campaign in Syria is illegal under international law and will not be instrumental in defeating Daesh.

“It is legal only when the participation is in cooperation with the legitimate government in Syria. So, I would say they don’t have the will and they don’t have the vision on how to defeat terrorism,” Assad said.

Assad seems to be implying that the US is working in cooperation with the Syrian government. The upcoming ISSG meeting in Vienna will be very interesting. Could France and Britain find themselves isolated over the issue of a Russian UN resolution?


Assad Explains Why Terrorists Are Losing


6th December, 2015

President Bashar al-Assad praised Russia for its efforts aimed at defeating terrorist groups, which are trying to establish an Islamic state in Syria. The US-led coalition, in his view, has failed to deliver on the promise to tackle Daesh, also known as ISIL.

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