DAMASCUS- Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem re-assured Tuesday Syria`s rejection for Arab League (AL) initiative for Syria.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Minister al-Moallem accused Arab league council at pushing and working to address Syria issue at UN Security Council.
"They replaced the report of the observer mission with a political report that violates the sovereignty of Syria, and they know that we will not accept that…Syria has fulfilled what it has adhered to with regard to the Arab Work Plan and the protocol, and this is what the report of the observers has proven, therefore, they bypassed it…We say to them Syria is a mountain that can't be affected by the wind." Minister al-Moallem stated.
"The content of the decision taken by the Arab Ministerial Council applies to the saying 'Who misses something can't give it'…They have tried to draw a future for Syria that is very far from the will of the Syrians as if we are a country whose will is usurped, while throughout history, we have been a torch teaching them Arabism and Islam, and we will teach them democracy and pluralism," al-Moallem added.
"We concluded from the report of the observer mission that its content didn't satisfy some of the Arabs who are implanting the stages of the plot against Syria which they agreed upon abroad." al-Moallem said.
Minister al-Moallem continued "The Arab League bypassed the report despite of that it was the only provision on the last agenda of the Arab foreign ministers."
Regarding AL observers` report, Al-Moallem stated “The report confirmed that there are Armed Terrorist Groups on the ground, and which are sabotage Syrians and ruined down governmental buildings at many cities.”
He added “Report was obvious, but it could not implement any detaila about how to deal with such situation. The report also talked about Presidential Amnesty that set free Syrian detainees, and talked too about Foreign Media being allowed into Syria.”
Syrian FM al-Moallem concluded his statement telling “I would only assure that Syrians are still gathered at their leadership & they will overcome these entire crises.”
"The solution in Syria is not that which had been issued by the Arab League and which we categorically rejected…The solution is Syrian as it emerges from the interests of the Syrian people and it is based on implementing the comprehensive reform program announced by President Bashar al-Assad and on the national dialogue which Syria has called for as President al-Assad had announced that he is ready to start the dialogue since tomorrow," al-Moallem said.
Answering a question about one more month for AL observers in Syria, Syria FM said “Syria is to study AL observers’ mission and would address its decision to the Arab league.”
Answering a question for BBC about what is the solution for Syria crisis? & whether Syria`s regime would fight till an end or what? Minister al-Moallem declared “The solution is absolutely not the AL initiative one which we have already rejected; it is the Syrian one that is based on Syrians needs. Firstly, according to President Bashar al-Assad reform plans & secondly, a national dialogue that had been also announced by President al-Assad and which would be applied soon. Thirdly, to deal with armed terrorist groups.”
Regarding a question about recent Russia stance toward Syria, Syria FM said “Russia will not agree on the foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs and this is a red line…During talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Michael Bugdanov, I sensed that the Russian stance is solid and no one can question the Russian-Syrian relations as they are very deep-rooted,”
“Russian stance to Syria is HOT. No one can deny how much relations are strong and tied between the two countries are.” Minister al-Moallem said literally.
Minister al-Moallem also replied a question about similarity between AL initiative for Syria and Yemeni one, and said “We don`t get any orders from anyone… We are the so called Syrian Arab Republic.”
Regarding foreign media reports about Syria, Syria FM accused “biased media” and urged for being “professional and objective at addressing Syria crisis.”
“Al-Dabi indicated for issues related to the media at his report, and for such media outlets it is good that they are being in Syria and reporting too; which is basically part of the AL protocol for Syria.”
Chinese TV reporter asked Syrian FM about the new EU sanctions and its effects on Syria; “obviously; it would affect Syrians, but it would not affect the political Syrian decision and authority… Reforms would be applied on time.” he answered.
The Minister added “Most of our Economic crisis are caused by these sanctions, while they said it would serves Syrian people and democracy in Syria.”
Answering a question about what is next for Syria? Minister Walid al-Moallem said “AL monitors are due watch and write their reports; while Syrian Gov. should apply how to deal with crisis.”
Minister al-Moallem also assured “More opening toward Foreign Media into the country, more and more.”
Answering another question by MBC regarding the “Security Solution for crisis in Syria”, Syria FM said “It`s the choice of Syrians to get over crisis by such means… Yet; it is not the only solution. Politically, we address national opposition for a dialogue in order to form a new government.”
“Via dialogue, new government would be formed from independent Syrian figures, and they are so many in Syria, along with parts of the Syrian opposition that would agree at applying reform plans.”
Syria had dismissed Arab League calls for President Bashar al-Assad to relinquish power to his deputy and for the country to form a unity government within two months.
The Arab League urged President al-Assad to step down as part of a timetable for a transition of power, Britain's Guardian reported.
Proposals made at an Arab League meeting in Cairo Sunday call for negotiations between the government and the opposition within two weeks and the establishment of a national unity government within two months, The Washington Post reported.
They also called for President al-Assad to transfer power to his deputy and multiparty elections observed by international monitors within three months.
In addition, the proposals would extend the Arab League monitoring mission for one more month and call on both sides to end the violence.