Thursday, 30 July 2015
Home Tamil Affairs International Affairs Editorial Opinion Feature Culture & Community Interviews
Latest Entries:
Russian arms accused of ‘escalating conflict’ Syria
Tamil Guardian 13 June 2012 Print ArticleE-mail ArticleFeedback On Article
   
The United States has charged Russia with continuing to supply weapons to the Syrian government which have been used in the country’s ongoing conflict, with more weapons set to be delivered.


Speaking on information that a shipment of attack helicopters are being sent from Russia to Syria, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said,
"We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria.”

They have from time to time said that we shouldn't worry, everything they're shipping is unrelated to [Syrian] actions internally. That's patently untrue and we are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria which will escalate the conflict quite dramatically.”
Her comments come as Hervé Ladsous, the head of UN peacekeeping operations, stated that the conflict was now becoming “large scale”, telling reporters,
“Clearly what is happening is that the government of Syria lost some large chunks of territory in several cities to the opposition and wants to retake control of these areas”
“Now we have confirmed reports not only of the use of tanks and artillery but also attack helicopters.”
Russia meanwhile defended the sales, stating that the Russian export firm Rosoboronexport "does not supply weapons and military technology in contradiction with UN Security Council security requirements and other international agreements."

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov stated last month that "it would be wrong to leave the Syrian government without the means for self-defence", and insisted that weapons would continue to be sold to Syria, with contracts currently worth around $1billion per year.
 
Share on Facebook Print ArticlePrint Article E-mail ArticleE-mail Article Feedback On ArticleFeedback On Article
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS
  Tamil Affairs
Tamil Guardian 30 July 2015
Sri Lanka wants ‘domestic inquiry without outside pressure’ says minister
The Sri Lankan minister of finance reiterated his government’s demand for a domestic inquiry into violations of international humanitarian law committed during the final phase of the armed conflict and called for international pressure to cease. Mahinda Samarasinghe, [more]

Tamil Guardian 30 July 2015
Sinhala nationalist organisations rally against federalism

The Chairman of Federation of National Organisations spoke out against the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and slammed the concept of federalism, reports The Island. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 July 2015
UN does not see Tamils as partners in accountability process – Tamil Civil Society Forum

The Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCSF) has condemned the plans for a domestic accountability mechanism in Sri Lanka, as detailed in a UN memo obtained by Channel 4. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 July 2015
TNPF condemns UN plan as ‘mockery of justice’

The Tamil National People’s Front today criticised the UN plan for a purely domestic incquiry, as revealed by Channel 4 News last night.

“To suggest an internal inquiry, [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 July 2015
'Everybody should consider this as a one country' says President in Kilinochchi
Photograph Colombo Page The  Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 July 2015
Sri Lanka’s most pressing problems are both structural and systemic - Taylor Dibbert
A more subtle war still rages across the historically Tamil northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, said Taylor Dibbert, writing in The Diplomat on Tuesday. [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 July 2015
UNP reiterates rejection of federal solution

The UNP rejected the possibility of a federal solution to the long-running ethnic conflict, the latest southern party to do so.

Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith Perera said the policy of the party and its alliance the UNF was to devolve powers to the provinces in consultation with all concerned and within a united and undivided Sri Lanka, [more]

Tamil Guardian 29 July 2015
Vote for parties that espouse Tamil national principles says NPC councillor
Sri Lankan parties that states they will not share powers with Tamils and the only political solution is a unitary state should be boycotted at the election, said the Northern Provincial Councillor, M K Shivajilingham on Wednesday. [more]


Print Editions

 
 

Contact Tamil Guardian
www.tamilguardian.com