Syrian Position Unchanged after Agreements in Geneva.
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Syrian Position Unchanged after Agreements in Geneva.

Damascus : Syria | Jul 01, 2012 at 10:41 PM PDT
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The Syrian stance after the proposals approved by the so-called Group of Action has not changed due to the absence of an official reaction on Saturday''s meeting in Geneva.

The Syrian news agency Sana quoted statements by President Bashar al-Assad, who said that his country will reject any demand for a solution to the crisis from abroad, regardless of its content.

"What happened in Libya is not the model to resolve (the) Syria (crisis), and no plan or model except a national model will work in Syria," said the Syrian President in an interview to the Iranian Channel 4.

Al-Assad was categorical when he said no one really knows how the problem is going to be solved, and only the Syrian government and the people have the right to do so.

Syrian citizens consulted by Prensa Latina said the same thing and Sana and other media organizations from Syria highlighted the statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who talked about implementing the agreement to support the plan by UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan and that Syrians must sit at the negotiation table.

That is to say that national dialogue is among Syrians, there are no pre-conditions or dictations.

Lavrov assured that the armed groups and their sponsors have provoked the Syrian government and made efforts to intensify violence.

He added that the Syrian government accepted Annan's plan with respect, but the armed groups have not.

Annan said the people of Syria are the one to decide on the future of Syria, something that might be a topic of conversation in a next visit to Damascus, which date has not been disclosed.

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IQBALMEMON468 is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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