Syrian MP: Brahimi’s Success Depends on West, US Cooperation

27 October 2012 | 16:03 Code : 1908418 Latest Headlines

(FNA)- The West has chosen Lakhdar Brahimi for the settlement of the crisis in Syria and it should, thus, guarantee its support for the peace envoy, otherwise he will fail in his mission, Syrian Parliamentarian Anas al-Shami said.

"(The UN Peace Envoy Lakhdar) Brahimi would succeed only if he receives a guarantee (of cooperation) from the West and the US," al-Shami told FNA on Saturday.

"Brahimi is a skilled and heedful person which makes him to be qualified for this mission (peace envoy in Syria), but the success of the solution (to the Syrian crisis) that he will present will not be possible without the support of those countries which have chosen him for this mission (the US, Western countries, and the Arab League countries)," he said.

UN-Arab League Special Envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi had earlier proposed the ceasefire between the Syrian government forces and rebel groups during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday.

The truce in Syria was put into effect on Friday after Syria's General Command of Army declared truce for Eid al-Adha holidays.

The General Command, however, said in a statement on Thursday it would also respond to "terrorist groups trying to reinforce their positions by arming themselves and getting reinforcements" as well as neighboring countries facilitating the smuggling of fighters across borders during that period.

According to Syrian army sources, the truce will last until Monday.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.

Turkey along with the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been supporting terrorists and rebel groups in Syria and have practically brought a UN peace initiative into failure to bring President Assad's government into collapse.

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