360° Coverage : Russia against allowing no-fly zone in Syria

1 Updates
Russia against allowing no-fly zone in Syria
Photo Credit: PETER MUHLY, Getty Images

Russia against allowing no-fly zone in Syria

Jun 17 2013, 5:16pm CDT | by

Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Russia said Monday that it would not allow the imposition of a no-fly zone over the conflict-ravaged Syria and expressed surprise over Cairo severing ties with Damascus.

Moscow, June 18 — Russia said Monday that it would not allow the imposition of a no-fly zone over the conflict-ravaged Syria and expressed surprise over Cairo severing ties with Damascus. "Russia...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Russia against allowing no-fly zone in Syria

Jun 17 2013, 5:16pm CDT | by

Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Russia said Monday that it would not allow the imposition of a no-fly zone over the conflict-ravaged Syria and expressed surprise over Cairo severing ties with Damascus.

Moscow, June 18 — Russia said Monday that it would not allow the imposition of a no-fly zone over the conflict-ravaged Syria and expressed surprise over Cairo severing ties with Damascus.

"Russia sees no necessity of introducing such measures and considers them counter-productive," reported Xinhua citing Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Alexander Lukashevich over the need to impose no-fly zone over Syria.

Citing example of Libya, where imposition of a no-fly zone in 2011 allowed NATO warplanes to help the rebels topple former leader Muammar Gaddafi, the Russian ministry opposed repeating that in Syria.

"We don't want a repetition of that in the Syrian conflict and we will not let that scenario to be implemented in principle," the spokesperson said while describing the attempts to impose the no-fly zone a "direct violation of international law".

The West's attempts to arm Syrian opposition would further delay the new Geneva conference, he warned.

"The latest developments and steps undertaken to arm Syrian opposition which leads to serious escalation of the tension in Syria and around, make it even more difficult to speak about the timing (of the conference) than it was a month ago," he said.

Reacting over Egypt's move to break relations with Syria, the Russian spokesperson said: "This, quite unexpected decision of the Egyptian leadership, would unlikely demonstrate Egypt's positive role in the regional efforts to settle the Syrian problem."

Stating that Russia perceives Cairo's move as a strange one, Lukashevich added Moscow was waiting for clarifications from Egypt over the decision.

On Sunday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said his country had severed relations with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and closed its embassy in Damascus.

A Russia-US-UN tripartite meeting over the proposed international conference on Syria is scheduled June 25 in Geneva.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Kiwi jihadi wants to leave war-torn Syria
Wellington, Sep 16 (IANS) A jihadi from New Zealand, who has links with the Al Qaeda and has taken up arms in Syria, wants to leave the war-torn country - but first needs a fresh New Zealand passport after burning his old one, the media reported Tuesday.
 
 
Rain takes toll on Pakistan's historical sites
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistan's monsoon rain, which started Sep 3 and has ravaged human populations since then, has taken a toll on ancient ruins as well, media reported Tuesday.
 
 
20 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) At least 20 militants were killed Tuesday during airstrikes in Pakistan's Khyber Agency area.
 
 
Eight killed in China road accident
Beijing, Sep 16 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and six injured Tuesday when a truck crashed into a bus stop in China's Hebei province.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

US to bolster Ebola fight with more funds, troops
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) US President Barrack Obama will announce Tuesday an extension of his government's plan against the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa by deploying 3,000 troops and allocating...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Kiwi jihadi wants to leave war-torn Syria
Wellington, Sep 16 (IANS) A jihadi from New Zealand, who has links with the Al Qaeda and has taken up arms in Syria, wants to leave the war-torn country - but first needs a fresh New Zealand passport after burning his...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
A glass of milk daily good for your heart
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Do you find drinking milk disgusting? Listen to your heart and change the habit. New research has found that drinking milk and consuming other dairy products may reduce the risk of a heart...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Avatar sequels could feature cutting-edge 3D technology
The 'Avatar' sequels could use Douglas Trumbull's new system for 4K 3D at 120 frames per second. Trumbull has confirmed the news in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which he revealed that James Cameron - who...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Marvel releases synopsis of Avengers: Age of Ultron
Marvel Studios has released a full synopsis of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. The much-hyped film is set to feature the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. The synopsis of the film...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Keira Knightley was neurotic
Keira Knightley was ''pretty neurotic'' until she was 25. The 29-year-old actress used to take herself ''far too seriously'' and obsessed over the criticism she received, particularly over her looks. She said: ''Have I...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lawyer: Robin Thicke is being 'exploited'
Robin Thicke's lawyer believes the singer is being ''exploited''. The 37-year-old star is currently embroiled in a legal dispute with Marvin Gaye's children, who have accused him, Pharrell Williams and Clifford 'T.I.'...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Rain takes toll on Pakistan's historical sites
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistan's monsoon rain, which started Sep 3 and has ravaged human populations since then, has taken a toll on ancient ruins as well, media reported Tuesday. Archaeologists say the ancient...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Number crunching may make people selfish
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) People with a "calculative mindset" as a result of number crunching are more likely to engage in selfish and unethical behaviour, suggests a study. Repeated engagement with number-focused...
Read more on Celebrity Balla