Oman calls for ceasefire in Syria
Posted on: Wed October 24, 2012
Muscat: Oman has called upon all parties in Syria to observe ceasefire and shun violence during Eid Al Adha to protect the lives and property of the Syrians, alleviating human sufferings and allowing relief efforts to reach the affected people in several parts of Syria.
In a statement to ONA, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Sultanate\'s appeal stems from its keenness to stop bloodshed, maintaining its stance that denounces violence and hostilities, for starting a political process which meets the aspirations of the Syrian people.
The Sultanate hopes that this move will pave a way to start a dialogue and political process involving all sections of the Syrian people to reach a solution and maintain security, stability and the unity of Syria and the region.
The Sultanate also hopes that all parties in the crisis will exercise wisdom and get inspiration from the meaning of Eid to find an opportunity to stop violence, killings and destruction and resort to dialogue.
Meanwhile in Damascus, UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is pushing "extremely hard for a ceasefire in Syria, his spokesman said yesterday as violence raged across the country and a warplane struck a queue for bread.
Brahimi\'s spokesman Martin Nesirky said Brahimi would brief the divided UN Security Council on his efforts today. "It remains to be seen what will happen¯ about the ceasefire, said Nesirky. "Mr Brahimi is pushing extremely hard as is the secretary general because this is an extremely important moment.
Nesirky said the envoy wanted "a long-lasting ceasefire that will enable a political process to unfold-