Shaaban: War on Syria refuted claims on objectivity and neutralism of Western media


Presidential Political and Media Adviser Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban stressed that the war on Syria refuted what has been promoted by Western media with regard to its credibility and objectivity and its adoption of the freedom of media and neutralism.

During an intellectual symposium held by Culture Ministry under the title of “Wars’ Propaganda” at al-Assad National Library on Wednesday, Shaaban said that the US administration has become aware of the role of media in the military operations since its war on Vietnam as it has sought in its wars to mobilize whole media systems to promote its military schemes, SANA reported.

Shaaban talked about the dimensions of media war waged on Syria, indicating that since the first days of the war Western ambassadors and correspondents of news agencies   have been withdrawn and media offices were closed, and they have been replaced with persons under pseudonyms such as “eyewitnesses” and they haven’t adhered to the professional ethics.

Israel Remaining outside NPT Treaty Grave Danger on Non-Proliferation System

VIENNA-Syria’s permanent Ambassador to the UN in Vienna Bassam Sabbagh said that Israel remaining outside the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) poses a grave danger to the non-proliferation system and stirs deep concern at the Middle Eastern countries.

According to SANA, Sabbagh, in a statement at the 62nd conference of The International Atomic Energy Agency, expressed Syria’s strong condemnation of Israel’s stubbornness that turns a blind eye to the adoption of the conference in its 53rd session titled “the Israeli nuclear capabilities” and the clear message sent by the international community to it.

SARC Delivers Food Aid to Seven Towns in Daraa Countryside

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) has delivered a convoy of food aid to seven towns in the southeastern countryside of Daraa province.

Head of SARC branch in Daraa Ahmad al-Masalmeh told SANA reporter that a convoy of 15 trucks carrying food aid (2050 food parcels as well as 2050 bags of flour) arrived in a number of towns in Daraa countryside where  administrative unites are to manage the aid distribution to the locals.

Al-Masalmeh pointed out that the food aid is presented by the Word Food Program (WFP).

Syria's Moslems, Christians Should Fight against Terrorism Together: Patriarch Kirill

MOSCOW- Followers of various religions in Syria should act together against extremism and terrorism, which contravene the ideas and postulations of any religion, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill said on Tuesday as he met with the Grand Mufti of Syria, Sheikh Ahmad Badr al-Din Hassoun, Itar Tass reported.

"Quite frequently, terrorists resort to the believably religious arguments for justifying their unlawful actions and this distorts the fundamental principles of the Islamic religion," Moscow Patriarch said. "That’s why all the sound forces representing Islam should stand up to oppose them and, naturally, Christians should take part in this [fight] as well, since Syria has a large enough Christian community, he added," according to Tass.

Al-Jaafari: The West Plotted for War on Syria in Service of the Israeli Interests

NEW YORK – Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the West has plotted against Syria with the aim of changing the country’s stances, policies and national identity to serve a “New Middle East” project that imitates the Judaism project of /Israel/ and cancel the Palestinian people’s right to establish their own independent state., according to SANA.

Al-Jaafari made his remarks during a UN Security Council meeting held Tuesday to discuss the situation in Syria.

Al-Jaafari pointed out to statements made by the Retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson one week ago that those who call to launch an aggression on Syria have been looking for any pretext to justify a probable attack against it and that the US, Britain and France have no evidence that the Syrian state used chemical weapons earlier, but rather the US intelligence officials and their agents inside Syria failed to prove their allegations since the evidence indicates that the terrorist organizations are behind launching these attacks using chemical weapons.

Syria Welcomes Agreement on Demilitarized Zone in Idleb

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has welcomed the agreement reached on Monday in the Russian city of Sochi on Idleb, stressing that it was a result of intensified consultations and full coordination between the Syrian State and the Russian Federation, according to an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

In a statement to SANA on Tuesday, the source said that Syria reiterates that it always supports any initiative aiming to stop blood shedding in Syria and to contribute to restoring security to any area hit by terrorism. It will also press ahead with its fight against terrorism until the entire Syrian territory is liberated either by military operations or by local reconciliations, the source added.

Authorities kill two Daesh terrorists, arrest 7 others in Palmyra

Homs - The special missions groups at the authorities concerned killed two of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists and arrested 7 others, in addition to confiscating an amount of narcotics, a telecommunication station, automatic rifles, a machinegun and US-made ammunition in a double ambush in Palmyra countryside, Homs.

Authorities told SANA that based on intelligence information and after a precise tracking of the axes from where terrorists infiltrate, a group of the special missions carried out an ambush 30 km to the west of Palmyra city in the area of al-Abtar Mountain targeting a terrorist group affiliated to Daesh whose members were on board a motorcycle coming from al-Tanf area towards al-Bayarat al-Gharbyia in Palmyra heading for Raqqa.