Syrian military forces conducting missile test in the Middle Eastern nation. The country and its government has been targeted for regime-change., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Syria's Missile Forces Conclude Military Exercises with Live Ammunition
Jul 11, 2012
DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Syrian missile forces concluded on Wednesday the military exercises carried out by the Syrian armed forces with a tactical exercise using live ammunition.
The missile forces proved high performance based on self-confidence and permanent readiness and ability to destroy any enemy target.
Launching various types of missiles and hitting their targets accurately highlight the high level of training of the missile troops and their ability to invest the destructive power of their weapons perfectly.
Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Armed Forces, Gen. Dawood Rajiha, accompanied by General Talal Mustafa Tlas and a number of senior officers attended the exercises.
Russian Foreign Ministry: Russia Opposes New Western Draft Resolution on Syria
Jul 12, 2012
MOSCOW, (SANA) – Russia's Foreign Ministry said that it will not accept a new UN draft resolution on Syria submitted by a number of western countries to the UN Security Council.
The Ministry stressed that Russia will oppose a resolution on Syria under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.
Russia Today Website quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying that Moscow has repeatedly informed its partners at the UN Security Council that it will not accept issuing a resolution on Syria under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, stressing that “Using the resolution to justify the use of force in the future is absolutely unacceptable to us."
He underlined the need for making use of opportunities provided after Geneva meeting, adding that such thing requires all foreign players to work with both the government and the opposition.
Gatilov warned that the stance of the Syrian opposition factions in insisting on excluding the government from the negotiations put an obstacle in the way of launching political dialogue in Syria, adding that if there is a political will to start the negotiations, parties should show flexibility otherwise this will lead to a dead end.
The United States, France, Britain and Germany have drafted a resolution two days after Russia's resolution on extending the mission of the UN Observers in Syria for three months.
Russia will Veto Western-backed UNSC Draft Resolution on Syria
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister added that his country will veto the Western-backed UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria.
The French News Agency (AFP) quoted Gatilov as saying, "In case they decided to submit the draft resolution for voting on Thursday although they already know that it is rejected, Russia will veto the draft resolution."
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