Syria: Russia sees a chance to bury the hatchet and to find a political solution.
While the Russian administration in Moscow has handed over a four-stage plan about their proposal to put the chemical weapons in Syrian stockpiles and arsenals under an international supervision by the United Nations (UN) to the US administration in Washington, the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, said in a new statement from Thursday, that there is still a chance for peace in Syria.
So, after the open letter by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to the American people and the Obama administration in Washington and the information about the Russian four-stage plan for the removal of the chemical weapons in the arsenals of the Syrian government, Sergey Lavrov was talking about the chance for peace for the Syrian people and said that he is still optimistic that there is a chance for peace in Syria.
However, Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov also added a warning in his new statement. Lavrov warned against the dire consequences of any military action against Syria for the Syrian people and even for the entire region of the Middle East.
Russia’s Foreign Minister further warned that such a US-led military intervention in Syria would only further destabilize Syria and boost the terrorism in the Arab country and even in the entire region. Sergey Lavrov added to his new statements that the world must not let pass the chance for peace in Syria and that all involved sides have to support possible ways to avoid any military action against Damascus because any military strike on Syria will only increase the suffering of the Syrian people and the bloodshed in the Arab country.
Not to mention the certain consequences for the entire Middle East and the possibility that a US-led strike on Syria could even be able to trigger a new World War… under consideration of Syria’s allies and their possible response to airstrikes and cruise missile attacks on Syria.
The Foreign Minister of Russia made these new remarks in a speech to students in Kazakhstan today. Sergey Lavrov also welcomed the acceptance by the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus in terms of Russia’s proposal to put its chemical weapons arsenals under an international supervision of the United Nations. Sergey Lavrov is expected to travel to Geneva soon.
In Geneva, the Russian Foreign Minister will meet with his American counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Both Foreign Ministers will discuss the new four-stage plan by Russia about the international control for Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles and the destruction of the chemical weapons later.
According to the recent developments at Syria’s governmental level in Damascus, it seems that the Syrian governance and President al-Assad are ready to sign the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and to carry out the four stages that are mentioned in the new plan by Russia following its proposal to put the Syrian chemical weapons arsenals under an international supervision of the United Nations (UN) and to destroy them later.
The Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem (al-Moallem) said recently that the Syrian government is ready and willing to sign the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in line with the Russian proposal under which Syria would put its chemical weapons under an international control and also join such a convention that prohibits the use of such weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
However, while Syria seems ready to get rid of its chemical weapons stockpiles, nobody mentions the chemical weapons of the Israeli regime. It seems there is a difference between chemical weapons. The known double standards of Western governments in terms of Middle Eastern countries and the Israeli regime in Tel-Aviv.
At least, that the Syrian governance under President al-Assad will open its chemical storage sites, deliver the information about the locations of their chemical arsenals and production sites on Syrian soil and even provide a full disclosure of its stocks of chemical weapons will probably and hopefully prevent a possible US-led military strike on the Arab country.