Thursday, September 12, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Syria to immediately reveal the range and magnitude of its chemical weapons stockpile
Washington on Thursday called on Syria to immediately reveal the range and size of its stockpile of chemical weapons , while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva for high-level talks .
A senior U.S. official said the talks with Russia that aims " to see if we can test whether there is a credible and authentic way here , that Russia is serious with his words and perhaps more importantly , that really Assad with his words . "
Supported a large team of experts consisting of the U.S. , Kerry will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding a proposed Moscow to secure and destroy chemical weapons Syria .
" We will talk to the Russians about the reach of this issue . Talking with Russia regarding the different modalities for the destruction of weapons , production facilities , facilities predecessor , " said the official , who accompanied Kerry to the city in Switzerland .
" It can be done , but it's hard , " he said , according to AFP .
Syrian Liberation Army on Thursday rejected Russia's plan to put a Syrian chemical weapons under international control , and called for Assad regime officials to trial.
Syrian opposition group National Coalition also questioned the initiative and declare it as a political maneuver for the benefit of President Bashar .
" Syrian Liberation Army announced its category reject the Russian initiative that foresees placing chemical weapons under international control , " the FSA military commander Gen. Idriss Selim in a video published on YouTube .
Idriss said world powers should not just settle for eliminating chemical weapons , which is a crime tool . But he considered the creator of crimes before the International Criminal Court , which has been clearly recognized and agreed to get rid of it .
Questioned the Russian initiative , a coalition statement also said it was not acceptable unless called upon to explain the crimes against the Syrian people .
And every step should adopt Chapter VII of the UN Charter , which allows military action .
It is said if a response to Syria from the international community to be inefficient and ineffective , Iran , North Korea and Hezbollah will take it as a green light for the manufacture and use of chemical weapons .
Idriss also called on countries supporting the 30 - month uprising against Bashar to increase the supply of arms to the rebels so that they can continue to liberate the country .
And he advised his troops to perform intensive operations in all regions of the country .
The U.S. claims that the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons on the edge of Damascus on August 21 that killed more than 1,400 people and threatened to carry out attacks as punishment .
Assad's government denied this and said the rebels do so .
Russia announced on Monday will submit a proposal that Syria chemical weapons . And U.S. President Barack Obama's delay of military action to consider the Russian initiative .
Based on reports in Moscow , four-point plan , the details will be revealed on Wednesday , will see Syria become a member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons .
Syria will announce the location of chemical weapons and allow investigators to examine the OPCW and finally decided in collaboration with investigators to destroy it .
UN investigators have visited the area as a suspected chemical weapons attack in Damascus , and France said the UN report will be announced on Monday
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan admitted free of President Bashar al - Assad fulfills his pledge divert their chemical weapons under international supervision . Turkey has also accused Assad 're buying time for new massacres .
Turkey became one of the harshest critics of Assad , support military intervention in Syria and increasingly frustrated with the unwillingness of the West to make a decision . This country criticizes U.S. statement that a military attack would be limited .
" Assad regime did not try to turn any promises , but has stolen the time for new massacres and Teru do it , " Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul . " We doubt the promises related to the chemical weapons will not be fulfilled . "
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Assad can avoid attacks on the U.S. military to submission of its chemical weapons to international scrutiny .
Assad accepted the draft, but the Turkish government has a 900 km long border with Syria , and are preventing a quarter of the 2 million Syrians out of the country , skeptical of the plan .
" Unfortunately, the U.S. Secretary of State 's speech regarding the delivery of chemical weapons Kerry has dispelled the possibility of intervention , " said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc .
" We 're not beating the drums of war . Yet something must be done to combat the tyrannical government responsible for the deaths of more than 100 thousand people , who have used missiles and chemical weapons now , " he said as quoted by Reuters .
" Kerry 's speech benefit Russia and Assad . U.S. can not pull anymore , and for me , it was a big mistake . "
Late last month, Erdogan said any military strike must be addressed to end Assad's rule and not the attack model of hide and seek for 24 hours , as he exemplifies the NATO military operation in Kosovo a few years ago .