26 November 2012, 14:02

Syria needs impartial coverage of events – official

Syria needs impartial coverage of events – official

Syria needs an impartial coverage of events in the country, said Information Minister Omran az-Zoubi in a statement.

He stressed that the government in Damascus is imposing no restrictions on reporters; the only condition is that they should not pose any threat to Syria’s national sovereignty.

What the western media are publishing on a regular basis is but information provided by the so-called Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Centre in London. That information is occasionally drastically at variance with what Damascus says, and distorts the actual picture of events.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has questioned the veracity of the Centre-provided information. There are but two people on the Centre staff, while the Centre head, Rami Abdul Rahman, has long since had nothing to do with Syria. He is the owner of a snack bar in the British capital city.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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