UN General Assembly: Ki-moon supports political solution to Syrian conflict.
While the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has repeated at the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York that only a political and peaceful solution is able to resolve the crisis and conflict in Syria by the means of negotiations, a Green Party member of Los Angeles County Council said in an interview that the Russian-US deal on Syria’s chemical weapons and the willingness of the Syrian government to put its chemical weapons arsenal under an international supervision and to let them destroy later should also mean the beginning of the disarming of Israel and this sounds logical and valid. However, the Israeli regime in Tel Aviv will try everything to prevent an own disarmament.
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his speech at the meeting of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday, that the diplomatic momentum achieved after the use of chemical weapons in Ghouta (Damascus countryside) would have created a chance to resolve the crisis and conflict in Syria after a long time.
Ban Ki-moon further underlined the importance to build upon this opportunity and to urge all sides and parties, which are involved in the Syrian conflict, to sit at the negotiations table and to find a political and peaceful solution to the conflict in the Arab country.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon added that all sides should support the planned international peace conference on the Syrian conflict in Geneva (Geneva-II) in order to make this happen soon and to accelerate the finding of a political and peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis and the ongoing conflict in the Arab country.
Afterwards, Ban Ki-moon stressed in his speech at the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York that a so-called “military victory” would be nothing than a delusion and that the only answer to the Syrian conflict is a political and peaceful settlement of the crisis in Syria.
The UN General-Secretary then urged all involved sides, including the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, the so-called “Syrian opposition” outside the country, and all other countries such as Russia and the United States to exert their influence in order to hold the planned Geneva-II conference on the Syrian conflict as soon as possible. The long-delayed international conference on Syria in Geneva should pave the path to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict. However, the so-called “opposition” has some preconditions which seem unfulfillable.
As expected, the UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon held a very long speech at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York and also said in his speech that the conflict and crisis in Syria is related to the security and collective peace in the world and that the disregard of the international community for the Syrian people “is unacceptable”.
Ki-moon added that the “war is still going on in Syria” and that the most acts of crimes, murder, and brutality were committed by the use of traditional weapons. The UN Secretary-General urged all countries to stop the support of the bloodshed and violence in Syria and called upon them to also stop the sending of weapons and ammunition into the hands of any side in Syria.
Afterwards, UN Secretary-General Ki-moon spoke about the joining of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) by Syria and that the Syrian government of President al-Assad should comply with its new obligations in terms of the destruction of its chemical weapons arsenal and the end of the production of such chemical arms on Syrian soil. He added that the international community has to hold all those who have used chemical weapons in Syria accountable because the use of chemical weapons represents a crime against humanity.
In the meantime, after it seems clear that the Syrian government of President al-Assad meets its new obligations in terms of the planned destruction of the stockpiles filled with chemical arms in Syria, and after the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has received a detailed list of the chemical weapons program and chemical arms stockpiles in Syria by the Syrian governance in Damascus, a Green Party member of Los Angeles County Council stated in an interview with Press TV that the agreement by the government of al-Assad to place its chemical weapons under an international control should simultaneously mean the “beginning of the disarming of Israel.” As mentioned, it should but it won`t…
The member of the Green Party (Los Angeles County Council), Jack Lindblad, said in his interview with Press TV that it is about a year-long process for the processing of all the containers with chemical weapons, whether they’re hybrid or put together, and that this is a really lengthy process to disable the chemical substances harmlessly so that they also do not harm the environment when the chemical arms get destroyed. In terms of the detailed list by the Syrian government about its chemical weapons arsenal, the locations of the stockpiles, and its chemical arms program, Jack Lindblad added that the list from Syria comes at an early time and that this will make the disposal of all the chemical weapons in Syria more efficient.
Jack Lindblad called Syria’s chemical weapons an offset to the nuclear weapons of the Israeli regime in Tel Aviv and described Israel as a proxy of the United States in the Middle East and as “the man behind the curtain”, which is certainly a good description for the regime in Tel Aviv.
He added that he believes that the new dynamic in the Middle East in terms of the disarmament of Syria’s chemical weapons will bring Israel into negotiations about its weapons of mass destruction and a disarming. He believes that this situation can even be the beginning of the disarming of Israel. At least, there is hope but it seems sadly far-fetched that the Israeli regime is willing to negotiate about a disarmament when it’s about their own chemical and nuclear weapons.