Position of medium stratum will be decisive in Syria, expert says

If extremist forces come to power in Syria, all national minorities, including Armenians, will appear in even worse situation, Arabic Studies expert Sargis Grigoryan told reporters in Yerevan.

According to him, first of all, Syrian events target Iran which may lose Syria, its ally in the Middle East, in the aftermath of the Syrian developments.

The position of the medium stratum of Syria’s population will be decisive, and if they become more active, they can change the outcome of events, said the expert.

Mr. Grigoryan said that it’s hardly probable that a separate state of Alevins will be created in Syria, with Latakia as the capital.

The expert found it difficult to predict who will come to power in Syria after Assad, noting that Syrian opposition is represented by various groups and forces.


01.08.2012, 15:18

In case you have found a mistake in the text, please send a message to the editor by selecting the mistake and pressing Ctrl-Enter.
Share |


20:17 • 20/10, NKR president offers condolences to OSCE MG US Co-chair J. Warlick

20:16 • 20/10, Galust Sahakyan: Unfortunately nobody expresses intention to be scientist

20:00 • 20/10, Galust Sahakyan: There are no political prisoners in Armenia

19:45 • 20/10, Europe 'will fail to protect climate'

19:29 • 20/10, Sugary drinks could age the body as much as smoking

19:08 • 20/10, Bus accident kills 20 in Bangladesh, leaves 30 injured

18:50 • 20/10, Armenian prime minister meets with foreign minister of Iran

18:21 • 20/10, R. Petrosyan: Reforms are aimed at improving government system

18:05 • 20/10, Eshaq Jahangiri: Armenian-Iranian relations may serve as an example

17:42 • 20/10, Drunk woman mistakes jail for bar, gets arrested

17:10 • 20/10, Turks to let Kurds join Kobane fight

16:50 • 20/10, Second royal baby due in April

16:11 • 20/10, Autumn school holidays start in Armenia

15:47 • 20/10, 2 African countries freed of Ebola

15:25 • 20/10, Republicans lead in local government elections

14:53 • 20/10, Number of students with right to tuition fee reimbursement clarified

13:56 • 20/10, Why eating your lunch at your desk can make you fat

13:23 • 20/10, Temperatures dropped by 4-5 degrees

13:10 • 20/10, NATO’s REGEX 14 exercise with 12 partner countries to kick off in Turkey

12:33 • 20/10, Ancient Scottish fish 'first to have sex'

12:13 • 20/10, NKR president and Heritage party leader visit republic’s south

11:55 • 20/10, Armenian prime minister to travel to Iran today

11:38 • 20/10, Japanese trade and industry minister quits

11:15 • 20/10, Ebola crisis: Spanish nurse tests negative for virus

10:57 • 20/10, EU foreign chiefs to talk on Ukraine, Ebola, IS in Luxembourg Monday

10:38 • 20/10, US airdrops arms, medical aid for Kurdish defenders in Kobani

10:19 • 20/10, Crowds walk out on Obama’s campaign speech in Maryland

10:00 • 20/10, New Hampshire Pumpkin festival ends in riot