Marcus Southworth to ST: Public Opinion Towards Syria Unfairly Distorted to Back Political Agendas

Chairman of the International Conciliation Council (ICC) in the United States Mr. Marcus Southworth has stressed that public opinion towards events taking place in Syria has been unfairly distorted to support conflicting political agendas coming from US allies like Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Turkey.

He sees that it is necessary to change public opinion towards Syria that has accomplished an admirable feat in its fight against terrorism, describing sanctions as ‘evil invention’.

In an e-mail interview with the Syriatimes newspaper on Tuesday, the ICC chairman said: “In the very beginning of the Syrian conflict, maps were being circulated in reputable newspapers and periodicals here in the US showing political changes in the region that would likely result from the “Syrian Civil War”.  Of course, we know that this has not been a “civil war”.  It has been an “un-civil" perpetrated by criminals seeking strategic and economic advantages.”

Egyptian Analyst to ST: Saudi Arabia Implements Decisions Prepared in Washington, Tel Aviv

Egyptian political analyst has said that what is being done by the Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman- also known as MBS- is an attempt to stay in power in a society that lacks minimum continuity factors without U.S and Zionist support.

Dr. Mohamed Sayed Ahmed told the Syriatimes e-newspaper- via Facebook Messenger- that Saudi regime serves the US-Zionist plot in the region and it implements decisions prepared in Washington and Tel Aviv.

“If Saudi Arabia had an independent decision it would not be involved in the war on Yemen and it would not be involved in supporting terrorism in Syria and Libya,” he said, pointing out that Saudi Arabia Kingdom’s hostility towards Iran aims to ensure the protection of the United States to the kingdom.

Reconciliation Minister to ST: Establishment of De-Escalation Zones in Syria Paves Way for Reconciliation Deals

Minister of National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar has affirmed that the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria paves the way for carrying out reconciliation deals there.

Speaking to the Syriatimes e-newspaper on Wednesday, the minister made it clear that there is a problem in understanding the principles put by guarantor countries for the implementation of the cessation of hostilities in the de-escalation zones.

Adnan Azzam to ST: Dialogue with Europeans Necessary To Convey Syria's Viewpoint to Public Opinion

It is necessary to achieve victories in media and culture after the military victories being achieved by Syrian Arab army against terrorism and this requires dialogue with the west in general and the Europeans in particular in order to convince them with Syria’s viewpoint.

This is what the Syrian-French writer Adnan Azzam said in an e-mail interview with Syriatimes newspaper following the symposium held last Saturday at the Damascus Opera House with the participation of French researchers.

The writer made it clear that the official stance of France since the beginning of the war on Syria in 2011 has been absolutely hostile to Syria, or more accurate the most hostile stance in the world.

MP Nora Arissian to ST: Syrian-Armenian Parliamentary Cooperation ‘Essential’ to Convey Syria’s Viewpoint at International Meetings

This year, the Syrian-Armenian Parliamentary relations have witnessed remarkable development to upgrade bilateral ties based on mutual cooperation between the two countries and to explain the reality of events in Syria at international meetings.

The development manifested in the foundation of two Syrian-Armenian parliamentary friendship associations at the Syrian People’s Assembly and in the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia besides the support of the Armenian MPs to Syria at international parliamentary meetings, according to the Syrian Member of Parliament Dr. Nora Arissian.

“The first Syrian-Armenian parliamentary friendship association was founded in March 2017 in the Syrian parliament, while the second association was founded in the Armenian parliament in July 2017,” the MP told the Syriatimes newspaper in an e-mail interview.