The most positive news for days has come from Syria – a large-scale and unprecedented international operation for the removal of all the components of Syrian chemical weapons has been successfully completed.
The British government’s policy is creating an environment where a large number of Muslim youth travels to Syria, wreaking havoc and destruction, the chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, Massoud Shadjareh, told RT.
Iraq should name and shame the countries supporting Al-Qaeda and lodge complaints at the United Nations against those countries if it wants to fight Al-Qaeda, an expert on Middle East affairs Zaid Alisa told RT.
The results of Syria’s first presidential election in nearly half a century have finally come in and the Syrian people have overwhelmingly given Assad a clear mandate to continue going forward with his anti-terrorist and civil reconciliation policies.
Since the start of the armed conflict in Syria in 2011, voices from Western and Gulf capitals have maintained a common narrative: that the Assad regime lacks popular legitimacy and stays in power by systematically killing its own people.
While the Syrian government tries to secure the presidential polls, the opposition is likely to resort to violence to discourage people from voting, as the vote won’t be in their favor, Professor of International Law Daoud Khairallah told RT.
Both the EU and the US are confused as they are anti-Assad, but they are disturbed at the turn of events where Islamist insurgents seem to have an upper hand, Paul Lashmar, investigative journalist at Brunel University, told RT.
The West has been calling for democracy in Syria for years, and when the elections took place they not only denounced them but actually prevented some Syrians from voting outside the country, political writer and journalist Dan Glazebrook told RT.
The victory by Assad in Syria’s elections will give him additional democratic, electorally-bestowed legitimacy and that is the real reason why the US government doesn't want an elected government, geopolitical analyst Brian Becker told RT.
It’s time for the West to realize that Assad is the only person who can help Syria now, and instead of condemning him of all the sins in the world, including his decision to hold election in the middle of a war, the West should face up to the fact.
It's a parody of democracy. It will damage the political process and hinder the prospects for peace. This is how Western leaders – their regional allies and also UN bigwigs – have dismissed the presidential elections in Syria set for June 3.