21-09-2021 08:50 AM Jerusalem Timing

Muallem Holds Meetings in NY as Arms Seized in Homs

Muallem Holds Meetings in NY as Arms Seized in Homs

USA and the European Union political, economic and media pressures aim at weakening Syria

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Tuesday said the USA and the European Union political, economic and media pressures aim at weakening Syria and deviating it from its national approach as authorities seized new quantities of ammunitions and weapons in Homs.

Muallem's remarks came during his meeting separately with the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Brazil, the Arab League (AL) Secretary General and the United Nations Secretary General.

Muallem highlighted that the political, economic and social reforms announced by President Bashar al-Assad provide for drawing up legislations and laws that meet the demands and needs of the Syrian people.

He pointed out that the comprehensive national dialogue which has been launched throughout the Syrian governorates engages all spectrums of the Syrian society including the opposition to discuss a program for the reforms, before embarking on the national dialogue conference.

MinisterMuallem expressed to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Syria's gratitude for the Russian supportive stance which obstructs the exploitation of international organizations by some Western countries to undermine Syria's stances and policies.

Lavrov, for his part, reiterated his country's keenness on Syria's security and stability and continuation to consult and coordinate with it. He warned of interfering in the Syrian affairs, affirming that imposing economic sanctions against Syria doesn't serve the goal of achieving stability in the region.

In the meantime, SANA news agency reported that competent authorities today seized new quantities of ammunitions and weapons in a KIA car parked at al-Wa'er neighborhood in Homs.
A source at Homs Police said the seized weapons include two TPGs, 3 rifles, 2000 bullets, 6 hand bombs as well as 6 car boards. All used by the armed terrorist groups to attack people.