In Syria, the fighting of insurgents to throw out the President of Syria Bashar- Al- Assad for the first time attain little supply of air missiles. According to the news reports, western officials did not conflict. The rebel Free army of Syria had received about two dozens of weapons. The weapons were delivered to them via neighboring Turkey, whose moderate government of Islam has been demanding for Assad’s departure with increasing enthusiasm.
Arab Government Seeking For The Ousted Of Assad in Syria
Focusing the US government, which said that it opposes arming the rebels, is not responsible for the delivery of missile. However, some sources of US government said the Arab government is seeking for the ousted of Assad, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have been pressing for such missile also known as MANPADs, for man-portable air-defense systems, to be supplied to the rebels. In recent days, air operations against the insurgents by government of Syria appears to have been stepped up, specially around the contested city of Aleppo and make the need of rebels for MANPAD more urgent. Exactly the type of MANPAD delivered to rebels of Syria is not unclear. These weapons range from the primitive to highly sophisticated.
US Involved In Arming Opponents of Syria
If the rebels of Syria has the weapons, it is not clear yet that they can operate them effectively against the air forces of Assad in the immediate future. Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Grahem condemned the administration of US President Obama for too slowly aid to rebels. They suggested the government of US become directly involved in arming Assad’s opponents. At this time, White House has taken substantially more cautious approach. Earlier this month, US officials warned that if any of the Middle Eastern nation was even considering giving arms to the opposition of Syria. It ought to take the measured approach and think twice about the provided arms that could have unintended consequences.
In order to pull down President Bashar Assad of Syria, Arab countries publish a symbolic U.N. General Assembly resolution mentioning that Assad should resign from his post and power should be assigned to a transitional government. The resolution also demand that Army of Syria should stop its shelling and helicopter attacks and withdraw to its barracks.
U.N. General Assembly resolution on Syria
The resolution was circulated on Wednesday and criticize the failure of Security of council. Moscow and Beijing have used their veto in the smaller, more powerful Council three times to kill resolutions that could have opened the door to sanctions on Syria. An overwhelming vote can carry moral and symbolic power, as 193 member of General Assembly has no legal actions for enforcing a resolution. Voting will be done by simple majority.
Army of Syria should stop its shelling attacks
According to reports of U.N., there will be increase of civil wars in Syria with the military by using warplanes to use against opposition fighters in the battle for Aleppo. The General Assembly draft resolution, written by Saudi Arabia is for Egypt and Bahrain, which is an attempt to get around the stalemate in the Security Council.
According to Martin Nesirky, spokesman for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the important thing in the meeting of the General Assembly would result frustration in the international community on a large scale. The meeting will focus on current situation of Syria and want to end violence in Syria.
To overcome crisis in Syria, France took step head over the Security Council presidency and has called for a foreign minister-level meeting. U.N. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to be quoted, said the Arab countries might be ready to weaken some provisions of the draft resolution to guarantee a larger majority vote. The last General Assembly resolution on Syria had 137 votes in favour.
In Paris, on 6th July 2012, 100 Western and Arab Nations meet for “Friends of Syria” talks, as Unites States is set to call for tough new UN sanctions against President of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad and his inner circle. However, inspite of more than 16,500 estimated people killed in 16-months uprising against the President of Syria, Assad’s regime, Key Syria allies Russia and China, which both holds UN veto rights are not attending the talks.
China Did Not Attend Any Of The Meetings For Syria Talks
The meeting in Paris follows a gathering in Tunis and another in Istanbul, both of which are called in vain for harder action against Assad’s government. China did not attend any of the meetings, in which United States, France, Britain, Germany and Arab nations Saudi Arabia and Qatar led a group of more than 60 members. Most EU state and many Arab League nations included in the meeting. Officials of Washington said that in the Paris talks, United States will lead the calls for a tough new UN sanctions regime to be imposed on President of Syria, Assad and his inner cycle.
US will lead the calls for a tough new UN sanctions against Syria
After US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew to Paris for the “Friends of Syria” meetings, an official confirmed that it was time to put this all together under a Security Council resolution which increase the pressure on President of Syria, including having real consequences such as economic sanctions. The officials further said that we believe most of the countries represented in Paris, think that has to include Chapter 7 economic sanctions on President of Syria. In Paris, many of the countries already have those sanctions however globalizing them will be very crucial. That is the argument that we will continue to make to Russia and China, he confirmed.
An another official confirmed that in New York there is already a lot of work being done in terms of thinking through what this resolution might look like.
During the exchange of fire along the Gaza border, an soldier of Israel and an Arab terrorist has been killed. The army of Israel confirmed that the Arab cut through the border fence and opened fire on troops of Israel, who then shot back.
On Gaza border
According to BBC correspondent, the incident comes after several months of relative calm along the Gaza border. According to the reports that there was huge fog in the area that is making easier to approach the fence undetected. According to media of Israel, the incident took place near the Kissufim crossing.
It is not common for army of Israel to open fire on Arab who approach the fence. According to BBC’s Jon Donnison reports, it is very rare for a Arab to break through and for a solider of Israel to be killed in such an exchange. The People of southern Israel quoted through the Associated Press and confirmed that in the early morning they heard gunfire and also heard Israeli helicopters circling in the air. According to them tank shell were fired into Gaza that set fire to fields. Forces of Israel set off smoke bombs to obscure the view as helicopters circled. After some time, reported to the sources in Gaza that the air strike of Israel is on Suspected militants.
Israel and the Gaza Border
Israel has not gave any comment on it and immediately it was not clear that firefight and the airstrike were connected. Between the boundary of Gaza and Israel, the military of Israel maintains an exclusion zone, and the military activities regularly carry out by the troops and fire on Arabs who approach the fence. According to an military person of Israel in a statement, the Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity coming from the Gaza strip.
According to William Hague a warning was given to the Syria’s regime, which include that President Bashar al-Assad must obey a new peace plan or else other countries would arm the rebel movement. The Foreign Secretary said the reality was that some governments although not Britain’s would supply weapons to Assad’s enemies if this best hope for peace failed.
Assad, Saudi Arabia and Qatar
Saudi Arabia and Qatar, believe that Assad’s leading Arab critics, have publicly favoured arming the opposition. They joined 82 countries and international organisations in Istanbul for the second meeting of the ‘Friends of Syria’ group. The aim of the gathering, convened by Turkey, was to increase pressure on Assad and rally support for the six-point peace plan devised by Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary general.
This proposes a ceasefire monitored by UN observers followed by Syrian-led negotiations to settle the crisis, with free access for aid agencies and the media. Crucially, Annan’s plan stops short of demanding Assad’s resignation. Syria’s regime accepted the proposals last Tuesday, but Assad has yet to order a ceasefire or withdraw troops and tanks from urban areas. On the contrary, the bloodshed has continued with dozens more said to have been killed yesterday.
Assad and Syria
According to the Foreign Secretary the Syrian regime must now obey the Annan plan, which was the best hope of a peaceful transition, or face the consequences. If the Annan process does not work, we are going to have to look at arming the opposition. He also said that the Britain is bound by a European Union arms embargo on Syria and will only supply non-lethal equipment.
The main opposition alliance, Burhan Ghalioun, leader of the SyrianNational Council, was invited to address the gathering and urged the creation of safe zones in the country guarded by rebels from the Free Syrian Army. The SNC also said that it would pay the salaries of guerrilla fighters, blurring the distinction between armed and civilian opposition.
In Syria the President Bashar al-Assad confirmed that there will be no extra effort for ensuring the success in terms to international diplomat Kofi Annan’s peace mission. At the same time he warned that it will not work without securing an end to foreign funding and arming of rebels opposing him.
Assad and troops
International authorities are asking for calling troops and tanks to their bases, which creates or develops pressure on Assad. In the fighting war between troops and rebels round about 22 more people were killed.
According to news agency SANA, BRIC economic powers include his key ally Russia, as saying countries which support the armed groups with money and weapons must be persuaded to stop this immediately. According to the Britain sources it was doubling non-military aid to opponents of Assad and expanding its scope to equipment, possibly including secure telephones, which help activists communicate more easily without any fear of detection and attack.
Assad and Arab League
According to Foreign Secretary William Hague the help is worth at $800,000 that includes agreement in principle for practical non-lethal support to them inside Syria.
At a summit in Baghdad Arab leaders, which were planned by Annan announced a special UN and Arab League envoy on Syria. The six-point plan calls for a ceasefire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and troops from population centres, humanitarian assistance, release of prisoners and free movement and access for journalists. The Annan plan, endorsed by the UN Security Council, makes no such demand, unlike a previous plan that was vetoed by Russia and China.
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby told the summit gathering in the Iraqi capital, the first there in 20 years. After Russia and China vetoed a security council for the endorsement of Arab League proposal in Syria internal splits occurred and failed to stop bloodshed.