USA and Turkey plan to set up no-fly zone in Syria
■ will set up a plan of action and intelligence sharing of the Working Group
in-depth assistance classification opposition
U.S. Secretary of State Sheila where on the 11th, Clinton said, the United States and Turkey to discuss measures to accelerate the overthrow of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, including “no-fly zone” set up in Syria.
last year, Libya conflict, the United Nations Security Council to vote under the impetus of the United States and other countries decided to establish the Libyan “no-fly zone”, and ultimately for the NATO air raids Libya opens the door to accelerated Mue Mai Seoul Gaddafi regime collapsed.
explore the details of the assistance opposition
Hillary Clinton arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, the situation in consultation with the Syrian and Turkish Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ahmed Davutoglu . Hillary after the press conference, said the Syrian situation continues to deteriorate, the United States soil, the two sides agreed to set up a plan of action and intelligence sharing, joint working group to study how to assist the armed opposition, to accelerate the fall of the Bashar regime. “(Davutoglu) Foreign Minister and I agreed to undertake a very in-depth plan of action,” Clinton said, “We have been to maintain close collaboration with the conflict progress, but now involved in the real details.”
When The reporter asked whether the content of the discussion, including “no-fly zone”, Hillary Clinton to imply that this is one of the possible options. “You (reporters) the issues raised involve content is the I (Davutoglu) foreign ministers agreed that the need for deeper research.” Clinton said, but stressed that at this stage have not yet made any decision.
Davutoglu talked about the Syrian situation, more hard-line stance, saying that a serious humanitarian crisis of the northern city of Aleppo in Syria, “The international community needs to take very decisive measures to end the crisis” .
opposition internal differences
United States, “New York Times” reported as one of the main focus of action against Syria, neighboring Turkey openly supported and asylum Syrian opposition groups, soil classification border has become the main way to transport weapons and other assistance to the armed opposition.
conflict in the past 17 months, the United States at least five months ago to the Syrian opposition “non-lethal assistance”, and now you can see more and more armed opposition to the use of satellite phones mutual contact us. Some U.S. officials say Saudi Arabia and Qatar is committed to armed classification opposition to U.S. intelligence officials will assist in screening the recipient, to prevent weapons from falling into the “base” the hands of terrorist organizations. U.S. officials told The New York Times reporter, the opposition of classification recently called for the outside world, including air defense weapons, including equipment, to help the opposition defeat government forces, but the United States there is always a concern, worry about the direct provision of weapons or air support may lead to violent reactions. Hillary Clinton on the 11th position seems to reflect this concern. She claimed that the aid is to accelerate the overthrow of Bashar’s regime, but not the way to create more casualties and destruction “.
Reuters reported that U.S. officials believe that the Syrian regime change inevitable, so are particularly concerned about the political forces layout the “Houbashaer era, wants to use Turkey to analyze the advantages of the classification political forces within the plan for Syria’s future political territory.
However, differences in the coordination of actions and other aspects in the classification opposition a lot of wishful thinking, perhaps the expectations of the unified opposition front.
Syria, the main armed opposition on the 11th, Syria, free army “members Haitham Gaidemadi organized armed forces personnel across the border into Syria assembly line boasted to AFP reporters,” Syrian Free military “has been” joint multiple organizations, a total of 50,000 soldiers, on the 11th of action in Syria build-up of 3000 armed with new weapons. Gaidemadi did not expect to reach the assembly sites, only 100 people with weapons, for the old-fashioned automatic rifles and pistols.
the Arab League to postpone the Syrian Conference
League of Arab States yesterday announced the postponement of the originally scheduled that day at the Arab League Foreign Ministers meeting.
Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Ahmed Ben Hurley told reporters at Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, this scheduled meeting in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah to postpone. He did not specify the reasons for delay, and when the meeting be rescheduled to be held.
Ben Hurley on the 11th told reporters, this session will discuss the latest progress of the situation in the Syrian and Kofi Annan, United Nations – the League of Arab States, the Joint Special Envoy of the Syrian crisis, announced the decision to resign “should be taken to Ho kinds of measures. ” The meeting will also pick Annan successor.
the League of Arab States and the United Nations prior commitments, Annan successor will be elected in the next few days. At this stage, former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi is a hot candidate.
United Nations Syrian supervision term of office of the corporation is scheduled to end on the 19th of this month. A United Nations diplomat told AFP reporters that the situation in Syria now so that observers can not be completed inspection tasks, the Mission will be a “political liaison office” instead of “to help the new joint envoys.