Syria

Information Minister: Syria Belives in National, Serious Dialogue without Preconditions

20130208-231239_h466190Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi affirmed that the basic and final goal of the state body, through the political program to resolve the crisis, is to restore security and stability as well as going towards a more stable pattern which keeps up with the political pluralism as a true and serious concept.

“We believe in the ability of the Syrian national serious dialogue on the land of Syria without preconditions, without exclusion of anyone, with the will and intentions of the Syrians to make a success and reach the aspired-for outcomes,” the Minister said In an interview with the Syrian TV broadcast on Friday.

He added that according to the 128th article of the current constitution, the Syrian government has broad capacities,saying “we challenge all Arab and western governments, challenge those who formulated Geneva agreement and their governments to have capacities as the government in Syria.”

The Minister said that regional countries’ commitment to stopping the smuggling of weapons and gunmen to Syria would help ensure the success of the political program to resolve the crisis in Syria, and that the program will proceed as planned even if these countries don’t commit to this.

The Minister said that regional countries’ commitment to stopping the smuggling of weapons and gunmen to Syria would help ensure the success of the political program to resolve the crisis in Syria, and that the program will proceed as planned even if these countries don’t commit to this.

He said that regional countries’ commitment to stopping the smuggling of weapons and gunmen to Syria would help ensure the success of the political program to resolve the crisis in Syria, and that the program will proceed as planned even if these countries don’t commit to this.

Minister al-Zoubi added that the Syrian state isn’t perpetrating violence in the sense that armed groups are practicing violence; rather the Syrian state is exercising its right to enforce the rule of law in the country and establish security and stability.

He stressed that regional security is a singular and whole concept, and that if chaos reigns in the region, then no-one will be safe from it.

Al-Zoubi said that there’s not a single area in Syria where it’s difficult to deliver relief, and that through the Syrian Arab Red Cross (SARC) and the Higher Committee for Relief, the state is capable of delivering aid to the farthest point and to the people who need it, affirming that any talk to the contrary of this seeks to steal aid and politicize it.

He added that the Higher Committee for Relief and all establishments of the Syrian state do not discriminate between Syrians in the matter of relief and aid.

The Minister said that civil societies and the SARC are making the necessary arrangements to contact Syrians who left for neighboring countries – regardless of reason or political opinion – to arrange their return, stressing that Syria is the homeland of all Syrians and that none of those who return will be detained or punished.

Al-Zoubi said that dialogue in the preliminary stage must cover the widest possible spectrum of Syrians, stressing that Syria is heading towards a national dialogue conference and there’s no turning back from that, voicing readiness to invite everyone including coordinators and those who abandon weapons to engage in dialogue and affirming that none of those who respond to this national call will be harmed.

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