Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzya stressed that any decision on Syria should to be taken by the Syrian people themselves without any foreign intervention or dictates. Addressing the UN Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in Syria, Nebenzya underlined the success of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress recently held in … Continue reading Chinese, Russian Ambassadors: Any Decision on Syria Should be Taken by Syrian People Without Foreign Intervention
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has expressed his support for the establishment of a ceasefire regime in Syria in order to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian convoys to the country. "There is an urgent need for de-escalation, which means ceasefire specifically in order to allow convoys to reach the besieged and non-easy to reach areas. Thirty days, … Continue reading UN Special Envoy De Mistura Advocates Humanitarian Pause in Syria
The Syrian government said Tuesday it rejects any formation of a constitutional committee by the UN out of the context of the Syrian talks in Sochi held last month, according to state news agency SANA. In a press briefing Tuesday, Ayman Soussan, an assistant of Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, made it clear that his … Continue reading Syrian Government Rejects UN-led Constitutional Committee
The United Nations humanitarian agencies called for cessation of hostilities in Syria for at least one month to deliver aid to all those in need. The UN humanitarian coordinator in Syria Ali al-Zaatari and other humanitarian agencies accepted the paper. The humanitarian situation is critical in Eastern Ghouta, Idlib province and Rukhban refugee camp.
Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari presented for the UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura a copy of the oldest known peace agreement. UN Spox Stephane Dujarric said it was presented to De Mistura during the round of peace talks in Vienna January 25 and was … Continue reading Jaafari Presented For UN’s De Mistura Copy Of Oldest Peace Agreement
The UN Security Council on Monday urged all Syrian parties to actively participate in the Geneva political process without preconditions and to support efforts to ensure its success. Sebastiano Cardi, President of the Security Council, told reporters after closed-door consultations on Syria that the council reiterated that a political solution must be forged through the … Continue reading UNSC Urges All Syrian Parties to Participate in Geneva Peace Talks
Around 1,000 Syrians who sought refuge in Jordan have been returning home each month since July, when a ceasefire for southern Syria took effect, the UN said Monday. The ceasefire, which was brokered by Jordan, Russia and the US for the provinces of Daraa, Quneitra and Suweida, has largely held since it came into force … Continue reading Thousands Return Home From Jordan as Ceasefire Holds in Southern Syria