Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem affirmed that Syria announced its determination to participate in the international conference in Geneva, and that the government is serious in its decision since it is a real opportunity that should not be missed, stressing that the purpose of going to Geneva isn't to surrender authority to the other side, and that those who believe that are delusional. In a press conference on Monday, Minister al-Moallem said that Syria is going to the conference in order to reach an end to violence and terrorism, saying that this is a popular demand of priority to the Syrian people. He said that going to the conference also aims to build a real partnership and a broad national unity government that represents all spectrums of the Syrian people, and that it does not aim at surrendering authority to the other side, adding "those who have delusions in the other side; I advise them not to come to Geneva." The Minister said "I affirm that we will not accept any solution or ideas imposed from abroad… dialogue will be among the Syrians themselves, between the opposition aboard and the national opposition inside… we will build – through partnership with them – the future of Syria," stressing that nothing will be done unless the Syrian people agree to it. He said that the decisions made recently in Doha are dangerous because they seek to extend the crisis and violence and encourage terrorism to commit crimes, and that arming the opposition will hinder Geneva conference and lead to killing more Syrian citizens. Al-Moallem noted that all reports indicate that Jabhat al-Nusra is the main dominant side among the armed groups on the ground in some villages and areas, and that there are factions of the "free army" which have joined this terrorist organization, all of which confirms the that weapons to be supplied to the opposition will fall in Jabhat al-Nusra's hands. He pointed out that not all Europeans are in agreement on arming the opposition in Syria; rather most of them reject this idea in fear of having the terrorists return to their countries, yet despite that some of them didn't stop arming the opposition since the beginning of the crisis. Minister al-Moallem said that the countries which will convene in Geneva must abide by what the Syrians want, and that the mechanisms due to be implemented there must be approved by the Syrian government and will be carried out via agreements with the United Nations. "Stopping violence and terrorism, apart from being an essential demand by the Syrian people, is also the scale for the seriousness of those who will gather in Geneva conference," the Foreign Minister said. Al-Moallem hoped that Moscow and Washington, the Geneva conference's sponsors, will prepare a suitable atmosphere for holding it, saying "we don't want to hold the conference just for the sake of the conference… we want to build a partnership to build Syria's future, and this partnership doesn't mean just a single opposition group." He noted that after the victories of the Syrian Army in al-Qseir, it seems that those conspiring against Syria lost their equilibrium, and that the reactions of the conspirators gave a feeling of the importance of that battle, with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius coming out to call for "restoring balance and supporting terrorism." On the issue of chemical weapons, al-Moallem said "we never said that we had chemical weapons… the US president's talk of the Syrian government's possession of these weapons has raised Syria's doubts… the only explanation for that is that the polls made in the US have proved that the American people are against arming the opposition, and maybe the US President used the lie of chemical weapons to make the American people support arming the opposition in Syria." He affirmed that Syria is committed to the investigation regarding the use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Assal, asserting that Syria has documents proving that which were presented the UN and to the Russian side. Regarding Lebanon, the Foreign Minister pointed out that the terrorism and crimes taking place in Sidon are echoes of the Doha conference and the arming of the opposition, saying "no matter how much they conspire, they will not be victorious over us, because conspiring against Syria has many tracks, and we're confident in the ability of our people and Armed Forces to defeat this terrorism." He noted that since the beginning of the crisis, Syria has warned that the repercussions of what is taking place in it on neighboring countries are dangerous, adding that Iraq affirmed its determination to take all necessary steps to preserve security in it and prevent what is happening in Syria from flowing over to it. The Foreign Minister pointed out that Syria presented a letter to the Security Council on Israel's role in facilitating the crossing of armed terrorist groups into Syria and its affiliation with the groups in Syria, stressing that Syria will respond to any violation of the disengagement zone in the Golan. He pointed out that the countries supporting terrorism have no interest in stopping violence in Syria as long as this violence serves Israel, noting that no-one can control the decisions of the foreign gunmen in Syria, and that no-one can remove them except the Syrian Army. Al-Moallem asserted that the Syrian people will never forget that Iran stood by Syria during its crisis. He also stressed that Saudis are a primary side in the conspiracy against Syria and that they conspire from backstage. Al-Moallem said that Morsi's decision to cut ties with Syria was surprising, and that the "festival" he staged had its own reasons, among them was facing Salafis, adding that Morsi's decision is up to his people. The Foreign Minister affirmed that there are no foreign fighters standing alongside the Syrian Army; rather there are foreign fighters fighting alongside Jabhat al-Nusra. "In the face of any aggression, it is our legitimate right to defend ourselves… if the people wanted to fight the Israeli enemy, we won't stop them," he said.