UN is applying double standards towards Syria, the country’s envoy stated while addressing the General Assembly. He said that his country, like any sovereign state, has exclusive responsibility for maintaining security on its national territory.
The Arab League is lobbying for a UN peacekeeping initiative in Syria. Tony Gosling, an investigative journalist, says the organization is heavily influenced by the West, which is moving towards conflict.
Al-Qaeda’s presence in Syria is bringing tensions to boiling point in the tumultuous country, given their interests coincide with those of the West, this could lead to a marriage of convenience for the seemingly opposing forces.
Russia expects to receive further details from the League of the Arab States (LAS) regarding its proposal to send a joint UN-Arab peacekeeping force to Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Reports about hundreds of dead and wounded coming from Syria on a daily basis has become commonplace in Western media, while the sources of such information often are not verified properly, investigative journalist Asa Winstanley told RT.
The Arab League has agreed to call on the UN Security Council to pass a resolution creating a joint peacekeeping force for Syria. The group also wants more international support for the opposition and hopes to pile more pressure on the Assad govt.