Contents tagged with Assad

  • Kremlin: the US participation in the de-escalation zones in Syria is possible only with the permission of Assad’s government

    Russia's TASS news agency reported that the participation of the United States in monitoring the de-escalation zones in Syria will only be possible with the consent of Damascus, as stated by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

    "It is too early to talk about it, because, of course, all of this should be coordinated with the Syrian side, because Syria is a sovereign country, it has the leadership, so of course it is necessary to consult with them, to have their consent," he said, …

  • After the creation of security zones in Syria, Russia and Assad’s army will launch an offensive on the city of Deir ez-Zor

    Beginning May 1, Russian military aircraft have ceased military flights in the de-escalation zones in Syria in accordance with the memorandum, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoy told reporters.

    "From 00:00 on May 1, the use of the Russian Air Force aircraft in the areas corresponding to the de-escalation zones defined by the memorandum was terminated," he said.

    The memorandum envisages the creation of …

  • Media: Russia prepares to officially send troops to Syria at Assad’s call

    Israel’s Channel 10 has reported on negotiations currently being conducted between Putin and Assad on the beginning of an extensive ground operation in Syria by the Russian army.

    Channel 10 reports that it received this information from its sources in the UK, and they in turn refer to their agents in the Syrian general staff.

    According to this information, Moscow expressed its readiness to formally enter its army into the territory of Syria, if requested by the "legitimate government of Syria" …

  • Russia again stands up for Assad, asserts that the chemical attack in Syria was staged

    Russia has presented a range of evidence to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claiming that the incident of the possible use of poisonous gas in the Syrian province of Idlib has a staged character. TASS writes that Alexander Shulgin, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the organization, reported this.

    According to Shulgin, a meeting of the OPCW Executive Council took place in The Hague, during which the floor was given in particular to …

  • France will provide evidence showing that Assad's regime was behind the chemical weapon attack in Syria

    In the coming days, French special services will provide evidence that the Syrian regime has organized an attack using chemical weapons in the city of Khan-Sheikhun, which killed about 90 people.

    This was stated by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Ayrault, reports Le Figaro.

    “We have evidence that will allow us to demonstrate that the regime has deliberately used chemical weapons. In a matter of days we will prove that the regime has organized …

  • Russian deputies and Saudi king do not agree on the future of Assad

    A delegation of the Federal Council of the Russian Federation, which was received in Riyadh by King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, held talks with him about the situation in Syria; the parties remained on opposite sides regarding the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Chamber Ilyas Umakhanov, who was a member of the Russian delegation, reported Interfax news agency.

    According to Umakhanov, the King and the Russian delegation, …

  • Turkish Foreign Ministry claims Syria still has chemical weapons capacity

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that Syrian government still possesses the capacity to produce and use chemical weapons.

    "According to our data, the Syrian regime still possesses chemical weapons capacity. The regime of Bashar al-Assad should stop using chemical weapons, as well as traditional weapons against the opposition," Reuters quotes him as saying.

    Earlier, Çavuşoğlu had a conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The parties came to the conclusion that it …

  • Media: Assad's aircraft dropped barrel bombs on opposition-controlled areas in Syria

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that military aircraft of Assad's forces dropped barrel bombs in areas of the Hama province, which is controlled by rebels.

    The organization noted that a number of bombs were dropped on the cities of Tayyibat al-Imam and Soran, located north of Hama, in an area where in March insurgents carried out a large-scale offensive led by jihadist groups.

    The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdulrahman, said that the number of …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: Tillerson’s statements on Syria are not an ultimatum but usual flexing of muscles

    Statements made by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about Syria, before his visit to Russia, are not an ultimatum, but simply a flexing of muscles before the talks begin. This statement was made by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

    “I consider it, not an ultimatum, but a political statement, as a flexing of muscles before the start of negotiations. This is quite in line with Washington’s methods,” she said, commenting on the statement of the U.S. …

  • Kremlin denies the joint statement of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah threatening US

    Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary to the Russian President, said that the Kremlin knows nothing about the statement of the joint command center of Russia, Iran and Shiite militia groups supporting Bashar al-Assad’s regime and about readiness to use force against “any aggressor”, Nastoyashchee Vremya reports.

    Yesterday this statement was spread by Reuters, citing a statement published on Ilam al Harbi (War Media) news outlet.

    “The aggression shown by America against Syria crossed red lines. From …