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Christian activist to head SNC

Christian activist to head SNC | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Syria's main opposition group, the Syrian National Council, chooses a Christian as its leader amid tense talks in Qatar over the group's future.
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What does Iran get for supporting al-Assad? - CNN.com

What does Iran get for supporting al-Assad? - CNN.com | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Despite its own troubles, Iran may see that it has little choice but to step up support for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.

 

'The last thing Iran wants is a Sunni-dominated Syria that abandons the "axis" -- especially as the rebels' main supporters are Iran's Persian Gulf rivals: Qatar and Saudi Arabia.'

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Will a buffer zone calm or stoke tensions?

Will a buffer zone calm or stoke tensions? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
We discuss the feasibility and risks of enforcing a buffer zone and a no-fly zone in Syria.

 

'"According to OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), there are more than two million internally displaced people in Syria. In the face of such a humanitarian disaster, the UN should initiate the establishment of IDP camps within Syria without delay. Needless to say, these camps should have full protection. Let us also be clear, there is only one side which is responsible for this tragedy, it is the regime in Syria."

 

Turkey has been pressing for the establishment of safe havens inside Syria to stem the mounting exodus of refugees, and reacted with frustration when its calls fell on deaf ears at the UN Security Council on Thursday.

 

However, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called the proposal for a buffer zone unrealistic.

"I believe that talk about a buffer zone is not practical, even for those countries which are playing a hostile role (against Syria)," al-Assad said in a recorded interview broadcast on Syria's Addounia television.'

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