West, Israel unable affect Russia’s stance toward Syria: George Jabbour



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Interview with George Jabbour


Russia’s stance is quite clear and it is in harmony with the international law and the fact that the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel are trying to influence the Russian commitment on its arms sales to Syria will not succeed.”

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Press TV has conducted an interview with George Jabbour, a Damascus-based political commentator, to shed more light on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Moscow visit.


What follows is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: First of all we are seeing the UK..., British prime minister in Russia, we see John Kerry, the US foreign secretary in Russia and now Israel.

Do you think that there is a concerted effort, first of all, by these three powers on changing or influencing Russia’s stance on Syria?

Jabbour: Well, of course, but then Russia’s stance on Syria is quite clear and it is in consonance, in harmony, with the international law language. It is a balanced language that they are talking.


Mr. Lavrov recently said that when we deliver arms to Syria, it is through contracts that are well-known, old contracts that we are honoring and then we are delivering these to the state.

The other parties to the conflict are delivering arms to combatants, to non-states, who do not have the right to trade with arms.

So I suppose that Russia’s stance is quite clear and it is in harmony with the international law and the fact that the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel are trying to influence the Russian commitment on its arms sales to Syria will not succeed.

Press TV: So do you think, however, that there is some kind of a discussion being made for a possible foreign military intervention in Syria and that Israel, the US and the UK would want to have Russia on board?

Jabbour: Well, I suppose that it is the task of Russia to warn all those who are thinking or perhaps dreaming, a better word, of intervention, that this will not be an easy matter.


I do not think that there will be a military intervention in Syria but I hope that there should be more resolve on the part of not only Russia but especially on the part of the United States to implement the Moscow Agreement between Washington and Moscow regarding the Syrian conference that is scheduled now in June, it was scheduled in May, I hope that it will be convened at the date so that the hostilities can stop.

The area needs peace, it does not need more bloodshed.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/15/303610/russias-stance-on-syria-quite-clear/