Brahimi: Geneva Agreement Includes Enough Ideas to Resolve Crisis in Syria
UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said Geneva Agreement includes enough ideas to resolve the crisis in Syria during the coming months and there is no need to add any new points on it.
At a press conference held in Damascus on Thursday, Brahimi said I didn’t come to the region to market any Russian-American project on the crisis in Syria.
” No one supports actions of the extremist groups in Syria, ” Brahimi said, adding ” violence and the flow of arms into the Syrian territories must be stopped,”
” The situation in Syria poses a great danger not only on the Syrian people, but also on the neighboring countries and the world,” Brahimi said, hoping that all those who have capacities would contribute for reaching a solution to the crisis in Syria.
” There are organizations and some foreigners involved, in one way or another, in the clashes on the Syrian territories, ” Brahimi said.
He added ” The crisis in Syria should be solved by the Syrians with a great help of the world and I think that the world is ready to provide help, ” Brahimi stressed that he came to Damascus for the third time to talk with the Syrian officials about what can be done to get out of the crisis.
The envoy recalled that he had met with the U.S. Secretary of State and the Russian Foreign Minister in current December because the two countries have influence and international responsibility to help find solutions aspired in Syria, and that a second meeting was held with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and the US Deputy Secretary of State, depicting this preliminary meeting as “very good and useful,”
He said that the violence must stop and that is why a strong supervision in the context of a peacekeeping process must be available, adding that the proposal has been misunderstood and that proposal will occur only if all parties agreed on it.
Brahimi added that this proposal requires a UN Security Council resolution approved by China and Russia, from one hand, and the United States, France and Britain, from the other hand, with complete guarantees that it is not an occupation.
” The countries that will contribute to the peacekeeping process should be approved by the parties,” he said.
“The crisis in Syria can be resolved through rapprochement of views between the Syrians and if they were unable to do so, the international community and people should help them for good and not for evil,” Brahimi noted.
He indicated that he spoke with everyone he met about the content of the Geneva Statement including the government of full competencies.
” At the moment, we didn’t present an integrated project because we prefer to present the project after the consent of all parties to be easy to implement and if we couldn’t do that, there would be the other solution which is going to the UN Security Council and the issuance of resolution binding on all, ” Brahimi said.
He added “A government of full competencies should be formed and this term is very clear and means that the government take the authority over the transitional stage which ends by the election.
Brahimi stressed that this period should not lead to the collapse of state institutions, calling, in this sense, the Syrians to cooperate to preserve and strengthen these institutions.
He said that he was briefed on the Iranian initiative and there was no objection to what came in it. ” I welcome all ideas but it is necessary to interfere within an integrated plan. I am in touch with the Iranian government and I, recently, met with Iranian officials in Cairo as I am going to meet them again later,”
About weapons and financial support provided by Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the United States to the armed terrorist groups in Syria, Brahimi said that what these countries are doing is “known, overt and not secret,”
He mentioned that the UN Secretary-General spares no opportunity to call for stopping the flow of arms to all parties.