Syrian ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar Al-Ja’afari, made a statement after the UN Security Council had approved a new resolution on Aleppo.
Among other things, Al-Ja’afari explained the reason why certain UNSC members were pushing so hard to pass this resolution which provides for the access of UN monitoring group to the largest Syrian city.
According to him, Syrian government possess information about foreign military intelligence officers who are still inside the remaining jihadist-held pocket in the eastern part of Aleppo. And the main purpose of the resolution, as Syrian authorities believe, is to allow those foreign agents and advisers a safe passage out of the besieged area, along with the jihadists they were training.
The full list of those who were mentioned by Al-Ja’afari is as follows:
Murtaz Oglacan Oglu, a Turkish national;
David Scott Winner, an American national;
David Schlomo Aram, an Israeli national;
Muhammad Sheikh Al-Islam Al-Tamimi, a Qatari national;
Muhammad Ahmad Al-Sabyan, Abd Al-Monaem Fahd Al-Hrej, Ahmad bin Nawfal Al-Drej, Muhammad Hassan Al-Subay’i, Qassem Saad Al-Shummari, Ayman Qassem Al-Tha’libi – all Saudi nationals;
Amajd Qassem At-Tyrawi, a Jordanian national;
Muhammad Al-Sharifi Al-Idrissi, a Moroccan national.
- ○ At Least 14 US Coalition Military Officers Captured by Syrian Special Forces in East Aleppo Bunker | 21st CentWire – Dec. 15, 2016 |
Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey on agreed steps to revitalize the political process to end the Syrian conflict
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Russia, Turkey, and Iran agreed on a “joint declaration” to find a solution in Syria.
Lavrov’s remarks came following a trilateral meeting on Syria with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts, Javad Zarif and Mevlut Cavusoglu in Moscow.
He said a joint declaration was agreed on to find a solution in Syria.
“Turkish-Russian-Iranian cooperation ensures the evacuation of civilians and armed groups from eastern Aleppo,” said Lavrov.
He said he hoped evacuations would end in one or two days.
“Russia, Iran, and Turkey confirm their determination to cooperate in combating the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra as well as in separating armed opposition groups from terrorists,” Lavrov said.
○ A virtual Book of Condolences to honour Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey #Karlov | MFA Russia Sergei Lavrov – Kremlin |
○ Russia, Iran, Turkey say ready to broker Syria deal | Reuters |
○ Russia, Turkey and Iran agree on joint Syria action | Hürriyet Daily News |
Netanyahu doing penitence …
After having given support to Al Nusra rebels for years fighting Assad …
My diaries on Syria related to political activity of Netanyahu – here.