French Colonel (Retired.) expects new positive international relations

French Colonel (Ret.) Alain Corvez reckons a positive shift in international relations if the current US president Donald Trump is re-elected in the forthcoming US elections.

In an interview with Syria Times e-newspaper, Mr. Corvez said that he does not contemplate improvement in Syria and EU relations in general and Syria and France in particular before the American elections.

"You know the whole world is frozen waiting for the new US president because no important decisions will be made by the US before this election .

He expects that Mr. Trump will be re-elected because he is a 'strong man' and at this specific moment in the US the Americans need a strong man to lead them because they have many different views and many turmoils inside US and there is an important risk of civil war in the US.

Moualem: The so-called (Caesar Act) aims at pressuring the Syrian people.. Syria will spare no effort to end the American and Turkish occupation

In Syria’s speech before the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Walid al-Muallem, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, said that the political agendas in the world still take precedence over  the humanitarian agendas. Instead of lifting the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people and the people of a number of other countries amid the spread of "Covid 19" pandemic, we witnessed a renewal of these measures and the imposition of more sanctions under flimsy pretexts, including the so-called "Caesar Act" which aims to pressure the Syrian people in their livelihood and daily life.

In the speech broadcast via video on Saturday, Al-Muallem stressed that terrorism still represents a constant threat to stability and prosperity in the world and constitutes one of the most important threats to international peace and security, noting that there are those who invest and support terrorism to achieve their doubtful agendas, mainly the Turkish occupation- one of the main sponsors of terrorists in Syria and the region. He pointed out that the continued illegal presence of the American and Turkish forces on Syrian lands is an occupation, and that Syria will spare no effort to terminate this occupation by means guaranteed by international law.

Starting a Project to Rehabilitate Watercourse of the Historic Afqa spring in Palmyra

Palmyra, (ST)- With the participation of the local community, Homs Governorate, Palmyra City Council and the Antiquities Directorate , a voluntary project to clean and rehabilitate the stream of the historic Afqa Spring and remove the dust and stones left by the terrorists from the entrance and inside the tunnel was started.

The project aims to restore the flow of spring water that flowed last April for the first time after a drought that lasted for about 25 years and to revive this archaeological tourist facility, which was one of the reasons for the existence of Palmyra and the gathering of mankind in this region for more than six thousand years.

Member of the Executive Office for the Water and Irrigation Sector in Homs Governorate, Kamal Al -Hallaq, stated in a statement to SANA that this project which is being carried out with the initiative of the people of the region who work manually to avoid damaging this archaeological site .Their work involves isolating and cleaning the stairs and the course of the cave. This is important because it contributes to the revival of the spring's water and the continuation of its flow towards the thirsty orchards of Palmyra oasis .He indicated that a technical schedule has been set for this important project until the Afqa spring returns as it was before.

Syria says terrorist groups brought 2 tons of chemical substances to Idlib to stage false flag attack against civilians

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates stressed on Wednesday that terrorists, in cooperation with “the White Helmets” group, supported by their operators, and in coordination with the Turkish regime, are planning to stage a false flag chemical attack against civilians in Idlib.  

Armenian humanitarian mission demined 96.485 square meters on Aleppo-Damascus highway

ALEPPO, (ST)_The Armenian humanitarian mission sappers in Aleppo have demined 96.485 square meters on the Aleppo-Damascus highway, according t Damascus-based al-Watan newspaper.
 
The paper quoted the member of Executive Bureau in Aleppo governorate Komit Assi al-Sheikh as saying that the mission delivered to the authorities the area it cleared from landmines, anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, remains of artillery shells and missiles.