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Brahimi says no Russian-American plan on Syria

English.news.cn   2012-12-27 15:36:27            
 • UN envoy said that there is no American- Russian plan on Syria yet.
 • Brahimi calls on all those who have the ability to help Syria "to spare no efforts."
 • Brahimi met Assad Monday and discussed the steps that he thought would work to solve the crisis.


DAMASCUS, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- The UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said Thursday that there is no American- Russian plan on Syria yet.

Brahimi, who set foot in Damascus last Sunday, warned that the "time is on no one's side," calling on all those who have the ability to help Syria "to spare no efforts."

Brahimi arrived in Syria on Sunday for a week-long visit with the aim to discuss the development of the Syrian crisis with Syrian officials and opposition figures.

After meeting with President Assad on Monday, Brahimi said he discussed the steps that he thought would work to solve the crisis. He however stopped short of divulging details on his new vision.

Media said Brahimi's new plan focuses on a transitional government in Syria that would combine representatives of the opposition and the regime. But the new plan left a vague role to Assad.


Moscow denies Russia-U.S. plan over Syrian crisis

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Foreign Ministry on Thursday denied it has made a joint plan with the United States to solve the Syrian crisis.  Full story

UN envoy continues efforts to solve Syrian crisis

DAMASCUS, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The visiting international envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, continued his meetings Wednesday in Syria's capital Damascus in the hope of reaching a solution to the prolonged crisis amid nationwide ongoing violence and clashes.

The veteran diplomat met Wednesday with Chinese ambassador to Syria, Zhang Xun, who stressed the urgent need for the political solution to Syria. Full story

Chinese ambassador urges political solution to Syria crisis

DAMASCUS, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese ambassador to Syria Zhang Xun met Wednesday with the visiting UN-AU joint envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and they stressed the urgent need for a political solution to Syria's 22-months crisis.

Speaking to reporters after meeting with Brahimi Wednesday, Zhang said "we have agreed that the situation in Syria is very dangerous and there is an urgent need for political solution." Full story

Iran backs Syria against U.S.: official

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the Islamic republic supports the Syrian people and government against the United States and its allies, Press TV reported Wednesday.

"Iran stands by the Syrian people and government in countering the plots of the Westerners, especially the Americans and their allies in the region," Amir-Abdollahian was quoted as saying in a Tuesday meeting with Syria's newly appointed ambassador to Tehran, Adnan Mahmoud. Full story

Syrian crisis could push Mideast into chaos

BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- The Syrian crisis has turned into a civil war. The Syrian Free Army, the main armed opposition in Syria, has launched consecutive attacks on the suburbs of Damascus and even plans to shell the presidential residence. So bloody has been the recent violence that on Sunday UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm at the situation in Syria.

In the beginning, the armed conflict was confined between Syrian government forces and loosely knit opposition fighters. But with the help of foreign forces, the opposition is much stronger now and the conflict has become a doing-dong battle for the control of Syria. Full story

News Analysis: Recognition of opposition coalition may aggravate Syria crisis

DAMASCUS, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Syrian analysts believe that recognizing the newly formed opposition coalition in exile as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people will not help stop violence in Syria, but further deepen the division.

"It will not help in making the situation better in Syria, and will neither reduce the rate of violence in the country nor mitigate the daily bloodshed," George Gabbour, a political expert and ex-parliamentarian told Xinhua on Tuesday. Full story

Editor: Lu Hui
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