DAMASCUS- The Syrian regime announced Monday there will be no dialogue with opposition parties before its army crushes rebels all over the country. Press reports indicated that this signs that President Bashar al-Assad is determined to solve the crisis on the battlefield even if many more of his people have to pay with their lives.
Syria`s Information Minister Omran al- Zoubi said Monday that what is happening in Syria is a massive conspiracy and an aggression using barbaric tools whose elements are obvious, stressing that Syria is facing a terrorist, Wahabi and Takfiri mentality and an extremist culture in various guises and under various names.
"There will be no dialogue with the opposition prior to the Syrian army's imposition of security and stability in all parts of the country," Information Minister Omran al-Zoebi told reporters at a news conference in Damascus on Monday.
The Syrian opposition has long rejected any talks with the regime until President al-Assad is removed from power.
In an open meeting with representatives and correspondents of news agencies and mass media accredited in Damascus on Monday, the Minister said that those who believe that Syria can be contained through violence after their failure to contain it politically are mistaken, and that those who think that they're removed from what is happening in Syria after sending weapons, funds and combatants are also mistaken.
Al-Zoubi said that what is going on in Syria is not a secret, not in its small details nor in its broad headlines, and the conspiracy discussed in the media is real and not political speculation, with realistic political and intelligence evidence which confirm that something is being prepared to Syria.
He added "On October19th 2010, there was a meeting for the European Union's foreign ministers, The ministers asked European intelligence agencies for specific details in four weeks time to launch the campaign against Syria."
Al-Zoubi said that Israeli weapons were found in Syria in addition to western-made weapons, adding that some regional countries established camps on their soil to train gunmen and repeatedly announced that they are funding, arming and sending fighters to Syria.
"All that proves that the issue was not reform demands that mutated to violence and fighting, There are clear elements that form the conspiracy against Syria," he added.
"Inviting the opposition to appear on the Syrian media is not a "novelty" and whoever wants to present their opinion can do so through political dialogue and clear opinion, and by the opposition, I mean the national opposition which rejects foreign interference, smuggling and using weapons, attacking the army and citizens, and the opposition which doesn't allow anyone to dictate its will and desires on, " Minister al-Zoubi said.