Al-Jaafari: Syria will continue to combat terrorism…no state accepts to allow terrorists to be in control of one of its areas

New York, SANA- Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that no state can stand still while terrorists are in control of one of its areas and they take its locals as human shields and target civilians in the neighboring cities and towns with shells and rockets, affirming that it is the duty of the Syrian state to defend its citizens and to combat terrorism.

During a session of the Security Council on Tuesday on the situation in Syria, al-Jaafari noted that report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Syria serves certain goals which have nothing to do with the interests of the Syrian people or with their safety and luxury, but they serve the interests of some hostile governments.

He added that the best example on that is dedicating most of the pages of the report to talk about the situation in Idleb according to the vision of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its open resources using cunning language and loose phrases.

Al-Jaafari noted that those who have prepared the UN reports on the situation in Syria have always used very shy and brief phrases without holding the “International Coalition” and the Turkish occupation’s troops and their agents of militias and terrorist organizations responsible for the aggressive acts, the war crimes and the crimes against humanity which they have committed in different areas across Syria.

He added that in light of the information included in the report which reveals that thousands of foreign terrorists have exited al-Houl Camp, “We wonder here where those terrorists will be transported and what is their fate? Are they going to reenter Syria again through the Turkish territories?”

Al-Jaafari said that the investment in terrorism has become more important for some states than the investment in the efforts of lasting development, protecting the environment, curbing conflicts and the prevention of weapons of mass destruction proliferation.

He wondered if the representatives of some Western member states are ready to discuss the issue of terrorism which targets Syria and which is invested by some member states? And are the representatives of these states willing to discuss the issue of economic terrorism and the policies of collective punishment adopted by their states through the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people?

Syria is confident that greater achievements can be realized in the domain of humanitarian work if some partners at the UN are committed to the principles of the humanitarian work, al-Jaafari said.

He asserted that talking about intentionally targeting civilians or civilian facilities and infrastructure by the Syrian Government and its allies is false and baseless allegations, adding that the Syria Government spares no efforts to help its citizens and to provide the services, support and aid to them in to restore their normal life and to build what has been destroyed at the hands of terrorism and aggression.

In response to the statements of the representatives of the member states, al-Jaafari said that the representative of the US delegation hailed the work of the so-called “Syrian-American Medical Society” in Syria and this exposes its subordination to the US intelligence services.

He clarified that this society hasn’t obtained a license to work in Syria, therefore, its work is illegal and contradicts with the international laws and conventions.

Al-Jaafari added that the executive manager of the society said that they have provided 14 million medical services in Idleb which the terrorist organization of Jabhat al-Nusra is in control of 99 percent of its area which means that the society provides services and aid to terrorist organizations in Idleb and not for the Syrian civilians in its.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri


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