Category Archives: France

Syria: UNSC resolution 2059 – a wrap up of UNSMIS

UNSC resolution 2059, which was adopted unanimously, extended the UNSMIS mission in Syria for another 30 days. But reading the text it is also clear the mission will end by that time if no major changes will occur, changes that … Continue reading

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Syria: The Damascus Bomb Blasts part 2 – the Ghost of Ghaddafi

It is not as if the Syrian regime opened its arms to the Arab League and the mission to monitor the implementation of the agreement to put an end to the violence. But in the end the regime had no … Continue reading

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Syria: USA calls for Assad to resign, impose trade sanctions on Syrian oil. EU to follow?

After six months of onslaught by the Syrian regime, after at least 1800 deaths according to United Nations and thousands more injured, arrested, torture USA and EU yesterday called for Bashar al-Assad to step down. Finally – but why the … Continue reading

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UNSC: An analysis of the Presidential Statement and the way forward to a UNSC resolution on Syria

On 3 August the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) through a presidential statement (PRST) condemned the violence against civilians and the widespread human rights violations by the Syrian regime. Syria has invested heavily in avoiding any sort of condemnation from … Continue reading

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Syria: hoodwinked – was the ‘resignation’ of Syrian ambassador Lamia Chakkour a set-up/provocation of France 24?

The supporting facts are as follows: France 24 routines: According to France 24 prior to the interview of Lamia Chakkour on the ‘Debate’ show France 24 contacted the Syrian Embassy’s press section. After France 24 had informed the Embassy of … Continue reading

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Syria: Syria’s ambassador to France Lamia Chakkour denies resignation to French channel BFM

In an interview standing in front of a portrait of President Bashar al-Assad Syria’s ambassador to France, Lamia Chakkour denied having spoken to France 24 and reiterated what had been said to Syrian State TV and Al Arabiya, that she … Continue reading

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Syria: Lamia Chakkours resignation later denied on Syrian State TV, but confirmed by Syrian Embassy. The plot thickens…

Syrian State TV  and Al Arabiya aired telephone interviews with a woman claiming to be Syria’s ambassador to France, Lamia Chakkour denying that she had resigned. Instead the woman claiming to be Lamia Chakkour stated that she would, in the … Continue reading

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