Category Archives: UNSCR

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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UN Security Council: the vetoed draft resolution on Syria with Russian objections crossed out and amendments added

Below is a copy of the draft resolution on Syria where I have added Russian objections and amendments. Objections are crossed out and proposed amendments are in bold. Below this text you will also find the resolution as it was … Continue reading

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Syria: The kings speech part 3 – Turkey, looming new EU sanctions, the economy and UN

Today President Bashar al-Assad will make his third speech since the outbreak of the protest in Syria. This speech can be seen as the reaction to condemnation by Erdogan and the ‘transparent and frank’ discussions with Syrian envoy Hassan Turkmani. … Continue reading

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Syria: Erdogan takes his hand from Assad

After almost 3000 people fled from northern Syria to Turkey, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken his hand from Bashar al-Assad. In an interview with Anatolia news agency Erdogan issued this rebuke of the Assad regime – “Unfortunately, they [the … 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: Facing IAEA report on non-compliance and USA resolution of violation of the NPT the regime suddenly pledges full cooperation

What has been made abundantly clear after 10 weeks of protests is that the Syrian regime is susceptible to foreign pressure, as seen by the reaction to USA and, especially EU, sanctions. In the latest move, from a regime under … Continue reading

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