After meeting with Iran’s foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran – the UN-Arab League envoy for the armed foreign insurgency in Syria, Kofi Annan, held a news conference in Tehran. Speaking at the news conference, Kofi Annan blasted Saudi Arabia and Qatar for arming anti-government rebels in Syria. He warned the two western-puppet regimes that arming rebels would be ‘disastrous’ and undermine peace efforts as the deadline for ceasefire to begin on April 12.
Kofi Annan praised Iranian government for supporting his six-point peace initiative. Tehran agrees with Annan’s six-point plan as long as it doesn’t bless US-Israel agenda of removal of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Annan expressed the hope that Iran will be a part of the solution to the Syrian crisis.
Today, Syrian forces stopped shelling foreign-armed insurgent outposts as required under Annan’s six-point ceasefire. The British government created anti-Bashar propaganda outlet, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported no violence after the 6am deadline came into effect.
Syria’s UN ambassador, Bashar Jaafari, said his government was “on board” with the plan. But, he said on US television, government forces would remain on alert to “counterattack.”
World powers gave a mixed response to news of the ceasefire, with Russia and China welcoming the end to violence, while Western powers which want a regime change in Damascus, were quick to cast doubt over Assad’s intentions.
Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Wayne Madsen, in a recent column has exposed the evil forces (the US, France, Britain, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) which want a pro-Israeli regime in Damascus before the expected USrael attack on Iran.
“During Provide Comfort and Northern Watch, Turkey and the protected Kurdish zone in northern Iraq served as bases of operation for a group of shady Iraqi opposition groups and fronts, most notably the Iraqi National Congress of international con artist Ahmad Chalabi. Turkey is again the primary base of operation for rebel fronts, this time those representing the Syrian opposition, including the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian National Council. Like the Iraqi National Congress and its spin-offs, the Syrian National Council is comprised of Syrians who have not lived in Syria for quite some time and who have lived opulent life styles abroad, courtesy of regular payments from the coffers of the Central Intelligence Agency, Britain’s MI-6 Secret Intelligence Service, France’s Directorate General for External Security (DGSE), and neo-conservative groups tied to Zionist and far-right Lebanese Christian Phalangist interests in the United States. Syrian opposition leaders like Farid Ghadry, the head of the Syrian Reform Party and who is also known to his U.S. defense contractor colleagues as “Frank” Ghadry, is a key player in the Syrian opposition movement in Turkey. Ghadry has addressed the Knesset, is a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and supports all of Israel’s wars against Gaza, the Palestinians on the West Bank, and Lebanon. Ghadry also, not surprisingly, holds Saudi citizenship. Ghadry’s links to Zionists and Wahhabi bankrollers in Saudi Arabia and Qatar are not unique. The connections between the causes of Zionism and Wahhabism – the common goal being the protection at all costs of the Zionist regime in Jerusalem and the Wahhabist regimes that dot the Gulf region“.