The special representative of the President of Russia SAR, Alexander Lavrentiev and the Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry Sergey Vershinin and discussed with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cooperation to provide humanitarian assistance to Syrians, and to restore infrastructure, according to the Russian foreign Ministry.
Earlier Wednesday, the press service of the presidential Palace of Syria reported that Assad took Lavrentiev and Vershinina, during the meeting they discussed the developments in Syria. Lavrentiev gave the President and people of Syria congratulations on the successful holding of parliamentary elections. The Syrian leader also discussed with the Russian delegation the process of preparing for a meeting of the constitutional Commission on Syria in Geneva next month and action the different parties to create a favorable atmosphere for the negotiations.
The Ministry of industry of Lebanon and Syria must conduct direct negotiations for the development of food facilities and pharmaceuticals despite the full pressure of several countries, said in an interview with Syrian state TV channel "surija" the Minister of industry of Lebanon Imad Hoballah.
"The government and the Ministry of industry in particular considers areas of cooperation with Syria. We look forward to a direct meeting of the ministries of industry of Syria and Lebanon in the near future", - said the Minister.
The United States will continue to impose new sanctions against Syria in the framework of the campaign of pressure on Damascus, said the press Secretary of the President of the United States kaley Makineni.
"Will follow the new sanctions, which will be part of the ongoing campaign of economic and political pressure designed to keep the regime (of President Bashar) al-Assad of the resources that he uses to war against the Syrian people," - said in a written statement Makineni.
USA close consultations with Russia on the situation in Syria and hopes that Moscow will have a Damascus pressure for a political settlement of the conflict in the country, said Deputy assistant Secretary of state Joel Rayburn
"We are having very close consultations with our Russian partners and continue to encourage them to use the influence that they have on the Assad regime, and we believe that this is a very serious impact, use it to put pressure on the regime to adhere to resolution 2254 of the UN security Council to find a political settlement of the Syrian conflict," said Rayburn during a telephone briefing.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received in Damascus, the special representative of the President of Russia on SAR and Alexander Lavrentyev, the Deputy head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Vershinin, the press service of the presidential Palace.
Lavrentiev gave the President and people of Syria congratulations on the successful holding of parliamentary elections.
The head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, rear Admiral Alexander Shcherbitsky said that the terrorist group "Hayat Tahrir al-sham"* in the vicinity of the town of Sarmad produced 15 homemade bombs containing unknown toxic substance. They are going to blow up in crowded places in the province of Idlib. Chemical provocation of the Syrian war — in the material RIA Novosti.
Before the civil conflict Arab Republic had an impressive Arsenal of chemical weapons. According to experts, it could produce sarin, mustard gas, Tabun and VX in the amount of up to several hundred tons per year. Fighting chemicals synthesized in five companies in al-Safira, Latakia, Palmyra, Hama and HOMS. According to the official position, toxic substances required Damascus to deter Israel.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife ASMA voted in the parliamentary elections at a polling station in the Ministry of presidential Affairs in Damascus, the press service of the presidential Palace.
Sunday at 8.00 in Syria opened 7331 polling station. 250 Deputy mandates are fighting more than 1.6 thousand candidates.
"The friendship group with Russia" will continue to work with the new composition of the people's Council of Syria in previously established directions. The new Parliament of the SAR is able to work for change for the better in spite of difficult economic conditions, told RIA Novosti coordinator of the State Duma for relations with the Syrian Parliament Dmitry Sablin.
Elections to the people's Council of Syria will be held on July 19. The country's leadership was forced to postpone their April in connection with the pandemic coronavirus. Only in the electoral race will involve more than 1.6 thousand candidates.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over 20 years of leadership of Syria has maintained high popularity among his people, continues to resist pressure from the West and defeating terror in a bloody war, has no competitors in the upcoming presidential elections to be held in 2021, but can still make a sudden move, consider interviewed by RIA Novosti experts.
Asad headed the Syrian Arab Republic on 17 July 2000, succeeding his father Hafez Assad, who was President of the country since 1971.
Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree exempting from customs duties and all types of taxation of imported raw materials required for the production of medicines, the press service of the presidential Palace.
"President Assad has issued decree number 14 of the year 2020, associated with the release of the first materials necessary for the production of drugs from customs duties and from all taxes and payments connected with import", - the press-service.
Germany and Belgium deplore the fact that Russia and China vetoed their draft resolution on the work of the border crossings through which to Syria is being delivered cross-border humanitarian assistance.
Earlier, Russia and China vetoed in the UN security Council to a draft resolution of Belgium and Germany, extending by one year the operation of two border crossings ("Bab El-Hawa and Bab-es-Salam") on the border of Syria and Turkey to deliver cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria. For the resolution voted by all the other 13 members of the UN security Council. The mandate of the action the PPC will expire on 10 July.
The representative of the US coalition Colonel miles Caggins said on Twitter that the convoy of the us military was not attacked in Deir ez-Zor.
Earlier, Syrian media, in particular the Syrian state Agency SANA reported, citing local sources that the path of a column of us military in the settlement of Sabha in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor explosive device.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias on the 4th Brussels conference on Syria expressed readiness to contribute to collective efforts to restore Syria and the return home of refugees. This is stated in the statement of Dendias, the press service of the foreign Ministry.
The conference "in support of the future of Syria" was held by video conference.
Washington is working on a new package of sanctions in the framework of the so-called "law of Caesar", but the dates of the introduction of new restrictions yet, said the US special envoy on Syria, James Jeffrey.
"We are actively working on a new package of additional sanctions, but until I can announce the date of their introduction. We believe that it is important to maintain pressure on the regime," said Jeffrey during an online briefing, answering the question, when should we expect the extension of the anti-Syrian sanctions in the framework of the law of Caesar.
Washington is trying to deprive the Syrian population, "the last piece of bread," using sanctions as a last weapon to achieve their goals in Syria, Syria is already taking steps to counter the effects of sanctions, said the foreign Minister Walid Muallem at a press conference in Damascus.
"They are a gang of liars. Those who want the good of the Syrian people, will not encroach on a piece of bread of the Syrian people. They use its latest weapon in the fight against Syria. The real goal is to bring the people to famine, to weaken the power and to bring the situation to more terrorism, as it was in 2011," - said Muallem.
The President of the United States Donald trump wanted to hold talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for exemption in SAR Americans, but he refused, according to a former adviser to the American leader, John Bolton.
On Tuesday, he published a memoir of Bolton in which he describes his work in the White house in the years 2018-19.
The US did not insist on the immediate resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia's withdrawal from the Arab Republic, said the US special envoy on Syria, James Jeffrey.
"The other thing that characterises our approach is that we do not require total victory. We are not saying that Assad must go, we say that Assad and his government must change their behavior. Also we are not saying that the Russians need to leave," said Jeffrey in an online conference at the Middle East Institute.
The German foreign Ministry believe justified the expansion of U.S. sanctions against Syria, said at a briefing in Berlin, the representative of the foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.
The President of the United States Donald trump signed the law, which became known as "Caesar", at the end of 2019. It entered into force on 1 June and includes the sanctions, affecting virtually all sectors of the economy of Syria. The sanctions list was expanded on June 17, under the restriction got 14 people, including the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ASMA al-Assad and his sister Bushra al-Assad, as well as 21 organization.
The United States has introduced sanctions against Bashar al-Assad and his relatives. Will be punished and those who are in contact with the Syrian elite, including foreign companies operating in Syria. Americans do not go into details, but it is clear that we are talking above all about Russia and Iran. How will this affect post-war reconstruction of the country, versed RIA Novosti.
"The United States will impose sanctions as long as the Assad regime continues its war against the Syrian citizens. Damascus should seek political settlement of the conflict. The pressure America applies to the countries that are dealing with the Syrian regime. No matter how far partners Assad are from him. All of them threaten travel bans and financial restrictions," said Mike Pompeo.
United States of America continue pressure on Syria to stop the process of peaceful settlement in Syria, to deprive the government of the country the opportunity to restore the statehood and the economy, said a member of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak, commenting on the extension of sanctions against the Republic.
The US President Donald trump has signed a law that became known as "Caesar", at the end of 2019. It entered into force on 1 June and includes the sanctions, affecting virtually all sectors of the economy of Syria. The sanctions list was expanded on June 17, under the restriction got 14 people, including the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ASMA al-Assad and his sister Bushra al-Assad, as well as 21 organization.
In force in the USA the law "On the protection of civilians of Syria," so-called "Act of Caesar", has a simple population of that country, said Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry.
The United States previously imposed sanctions against 14 people, including the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ASMA al-Assad and his sister Bushra al-Assad, as well as 21 organizations.
USA impose new sanctions against Syria in the framework of the law "Caesar", they will also be the President of SAR Bashar al-Assad and his wife, the statement said Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
"Today the Treasury and the Department of state announced 39 names (in the sanctions list - ed.) in accordance with the law of "Caesar" and the decree 13894 as the beginning of what will become a consistent campaign of economic and political pressure to deprive the Assad regime of revenue and support," the statement said Pompeo.
The Paris court sentenced the uncle of the Syrian President Bashar al - Assad, Rifat Assad to four years in prison for money laundering and embezzlement of public funds of the Syrian government, reports AFP.
Vosmidesyatniki Rifat Assad was not present at the hearing. His position was represented by the lawyers. In particular, he was convicted of money laundering and embezzlement of Syrian public funds in the period between 1996 and 2016.
Minister of water resources of Syria Hussein Arnus appointed acting Prime Minister, reported the press service of the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad.
"Assad has appointed Hussein Arnus Prime Minister in addition to his current position. The government will continue to work until the elections of new Parliament", - stated in the message.
Russia should "get out of the Middle East" because it is "destructive role", said the assistant Secretary of state David Schenker.
"For 45 years it was the cornerstone of American policy to keep the Russians away from the Middle East. Now they're playing a destructive role. And we, frankly, think they need to get out of there," said Schenker in the conference in the Middle East Institute in Washington.
Turkey wants to include in the Russian Federation banned the radical group "Hayat Tahrir al-sham"* in the Syrian opposition structures to increase its controllability and also to "hide" its radicalism, says RIAC expert Kirill Semenov.
According to Semenova, Turkey wants to conduct a "full reformat" groups and thus to get rid of it peacefully. The expert believes that Ankara agrees not to destroy the "Hayat Tahrir al-sham"*, and enter it in the opposition structure, but this grouping must be translated.