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Mosaic | Oct 31
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Presenter, Female #1
The Chinese foreign minister believes that Brahami's visit to China will help resolve the Syrian crisis. Meanwhile, the Iranian foreign minister said that any negative change in Syria will have a negative impact on all the countries of the region.
Reporter, Female #2
As part of his tour in search for a solution to the Syrian crisis, the UN mediator to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, expressed hope that China can play an active role in ending the violence in Syria. This comes following his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minster Yang Jiechi, who said that a political solution is the only way to emerge out of the Syrian crisis stressing that the Syrian people can determine their own country's future. Jiechi added that Syria's sovereignty, stability and the unity of its territory must be respected and protected by all. During his meeting with Syrian Oil Minister Sa'id Hindi in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi stressed the importance of resolving the Syrian crisis politically. He added that any negative change in Syria will have a negative impact on the entire region, and especially on neighboring countries. After meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community to assume its role in resolving the Syrian crisis. For her part, Merkel said the current situation in Syria is a true burden on Ankara. According to The Cable of the US Foreign Policy Magazine, leaders of the various Syrian opposition groups will meet next week in Qatar to form a new leadership body in lieu of the Syrian National Council, which many view as 'ineffective' due to internal disputes among its ranks. In another development, the Syrian official TV channel aired statements of one of the officers who deserted his post at the Ministry of Interior but later rejoined the ranks of the regime.
Guest, Male #1 (First Lieutenant Hussein Khalifa, Former Syrian Defector)
All the Turkish support comes through the Istanbul Council. The Erdogan's government issued instructions to facilitate the process for all Syrians. You can travel without a passport. They wouldn't even ask you for your personal identification card.
Reporter, Female #2
The Syrian TV also aired footage of the damage caused to the Armenian-Orthodox Saint Kevork Church and the Bethlehem School in al-Maydan neighborhood in the city of Aleppo. On the ground, a blast rocked the Sayyida Zainab neighborhood in the suburb of Damascus, injuring 13 people. The incident took place when a bomb planted in a trash bin exploded targeting passers-by on a busy street. In another development, warplanes launched airstrikes on various Syrian regions. In the countryside of Damascus, the warplanes conducted air raids targeting fields in the town of Thaqba and Duma in the eastern Ghouta region. In addition, shells fell on the town of Harasta and farms adjacent to the town of Rankus, which is a stronghold of the armed opposition in the countryside of Damascus. In Idlib Province, the city of Maarat al-Numan remains the target of warplanes.