Thursday, April 26, 2012

Interview with WBEZ (NPR in Chicago)

شيكاغو 4/25/2012

A UN-brokered cease-fire in Syria, in place since April 12, has had little effect on stemming the violence that has raged for more than a year now. Yesterday, three members of the Syrian security service were killed in Damascus. Reports also suggest that government forces have been keeping a low profile in the presence of UN monitors and then resuming their attacks once they leave.
The UN Security Council still backs the cease-fire and is preparing to send hundreds of additional monitors in the coming months. Yet many are skeptical over whether this plan will actually end the conflict. Mohyeddin Kassar is the president of the Syrian American Society. He givesWorldview an update on the crisis in Syria. 


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations:

Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations: 
We, the Syrian People in our peaceful revolution, commit ourselves to the initiative of United Nations for Syria. We shall commit ourselves to stop dying if the Syrian regime stops shooting. 

Lettre au Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies:
Nous, les peuple syriens dans notre révolution pacifique, nous nous engageons à l'initiative des Nations Unies pour la Syrie. Nous nous engageons à cesser de mourir si le régime syrien cesse de tirer.

Письмо Генерального секретаря Организации Объединенных Наций:
Мы, народу Сирии в нашей мирной революции, берем на себя обязательство по инициативе Организации Объединенных Наций по Сирии. Мы берем на себя обязательство остановить смерти, если сирийский режим останавливает съемку.

رسالة إلى السكرتير العام للأمم المتحدة
نحن الشعب السوري ومن خلال ثورتنا السلمية نلعن التزامنا بمبادرة الأمم المتحدة من أجل سورية، ونتعهد أن نتوقف عن الموت إذا توقف النظام السوري عن إطلاق النار.