Lavrov: Russian Draft Resolution on Syria Aims at Guaranteeing Its Stability, Ceasing Violence, Holding National Dialogue

H. Sabbagh from MOSCOW, (Source: SANA) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday affirmed that the Russian draft resolution on Syria submitted to the UN Security Council aims at guaranteeing its stability, ceasing violence from any source, protecting its citizens, and holding comprehensive national dialogue.

In a statement, Lavrov said that Russia is against the use of the Libyan precedent which bluntly violated relevant Security Council resolutions on settling conflicts, and that Russia is also against the use of the “protecting the civilians” slogans to support one part in a civil war.

Lavrov reiterated Russia’s welcoming of signing the Arab League Observer mission protocol, saying that this protocol will help guarantee the safety of Syrians and stabilize the situation, voicing Moscow’s confidence in the mission’s ability to achieve this.

He pointed out that throughout the 2011 events in the Middle East and North Africa, Russia sought to adopt a course that ends violence, protects human rights and helps all sides of conflicts to resolve issues peacefully through dialogue, affirming his country’s readiness to continue developing partnerships with the region’s countries on the basis of equality and reciprocal interests.

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