|No external solution to Syrian problem: Russia||
MOSCOW (SANA) – The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that no decision imposed on Syria from outside would survive without internal political dialogue in the country, reminding of the wrong interpretation of a UN Security Council resolution on Libya.
In a statement on Monday, Gatilov said Russia didn’t rule out the possibility of participation in the UN monitors' mission to Syria, adding that "we are considering such option but it is a complicated issue and it requires additional study regarding the indications of this mission, its mandate and members."
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said that there are no information about the plans of the international envoy Kofi Annan, adding that Annan might submit his report on what has been accomplished in the current stage to the UN Security Council after April 10.
Gatilov added that the Syrian government has to withdraw its troops from cities on April 10th and all forms of violence must be stopped on all sides, both the Syrian government and the armed opposition, between April 10th and 12th then Russia will consider the direction of the situation there.
On the Syrian opposition's rejection to give written guarantees to lay down their weapons, Gatilov said that "We have concrete terms in Annan's plan and we fully support this plan."
In the same context, the Russian deputy foreign minister stressed that the UN Security Council should not take unrealistic decisions, yet those decisions taken in very difficult circumstances to reach a compromise, should be wholly implemented by all member states without any interpretation.
He said that "Attempts to impose political structuring plans on countries from the outside will only lead to escalating tension."
Gatilov stressed the importance of commitment to the UN Charter, rejecting all attempts of interpreting or introducing amendments to its provisions according to the vagaries of political whims.
He added that the intentions to violate the sovereignty of states are null and void in terms of the international law, stressing rejection of scenarios to change systems that may not please some sides.
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|Last Updated on 09 April 2012 16:19|