Venezuela Shares Russian, Chinese Stance On Syria
Russian Information Agency Novosti
August 2, 2012
Chavez: Venezuela Shares Russian, Chinese Stance on Syria
MEXICO: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the people of Syria should resolve their internal conflict on their own and without any foreign interference.
“We share Russian and Chinese positions concerning the respect of the [Syrian] sovereignty,” Chavez said.
International diplomatic efforts have failed to force the conflicting sides to stop the bloodshed and begin talks. Russia and China have three times vetoed Western draft resolutions on Syria fearing the repetition of “the Libyan scenario” in Syria.
Chavez said European countries are not considering the future of the Syrian people and all their actions are aimed only to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
“They are not thinking about the consequences as they are trying to overthrow the government of the sovereign state,” Chavez said adding that Venezuela fully supports the ruling authorities in Syria.
August 2, 2012
Venezuelan president upholds RF, China positions on Syria
CARACAS: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez upholds the position of Russia and China on Syria.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday after the return from Brazil, Chavez said he regretted that the European governments “recognise Syrian terrorists by supplying them money and weapons”.
Chavez was on a visit to Brazil due to Venezuela’s accession to the South Common Market.
Venezuela supports the position of Russia and China that “respects the sovereignty of Syria”, the president said. “If there are problems in Syria, they should be solved by Syrians themselves and by peaceful means,” Chavez said.
The president said he is convinced, “It is necessary to condemn terrorist acts, which are aimed against the people. Such acts are committed by terrorist groups, which penetrate in the country, as it was in Libya.”
The European elite “is still unable to give up the imperial ambitions”, the Venezuelan leader said. “I’m mostly surprised by the position of France. Socialists belong to left forces. But the new French government seeks to overthrow power in the sovereign country to a still greater degree,” Chavez stressed.
August 2, 2012
Ambassador to Venezuela Denounces Media Attack vs. Syria
Caracas: Syrian ambassador to Venezuela Ghassan Sulaiman stated that media brings to the world a completely distorted image about the reality of his country
Interviewed on the Venezolana de Television, the diplomat said that the major TV networks, newspapers and radio stations reflect a fragmented reality that has nothing to do with what is happening in the Arab nation.
Sulaiman stated that the media is talking of a popular uprising and the Syrian army killing its people, when the truth is that the promoter of that violence is a movement of mercenaries and criminals that seeks to overthrow President Bashar Al Assad.
However, the people will prove to be mature enough to defend their rights, independence and sovereignty, he noted.
When American and European powers interfere in a country in violation of international law, they kill more people than if they leave let the events develop by its normal course, Sulaiman said.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged yesterday to respect Syria’s sovereignty and reject the terrorist events carried out by infiltrated groups that shake the people of that Arab nation.
During a news conference after arriving in Venezuela from Brazil, the statesman stated that he shares Russia and China’s stance on this issue, nations that have vetoed at the UN Security Council resolutions condemning the Damascus government.
On July 18, Chavez slammed a terrorist attack carried out in the Syrian capital, which killed civilians and top officials from that country.