Al-Jaafari: Western economic measures are the other face of terrorism that shed blood of the Syrians

New York, SANA-Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, affirmed that the policies of blockade and imposing the economic, coercive measures were and still are parts of the western blind traditional polices and the other face of terrorism that shed the blood of the Syrians.

Al-Jaafari, said during a UN Security council via video about the situation in Syria,that targeting the Syrian people in their national currency, livelihood, medicine and putting obstructions in front of the State institutions’ capability to meet their basic needs refute any western claims of the human commitment.

He pointed out to the US administration and the EU ignorance of the UN and international demands to put an end to the economic, coercive measures imposed on Syria, and their renewal and tightening those measures synchronizing with the approach of the so-called “Caesar act” that will soon come into effect.

“The statements of James  Jeffrey are a frank recognition by the US administration of its direct responsibility for the suffering of the Syrians… these statements stress once again that the US administration looks at the region through Israeli eyes as Jeffrey’s demands are old Israeli ones,” al-Jaafari said.

Al-Jaafari pointed out that the aggressive Turkish acts was embodied by the infiltration of the Turkish Defense minister and Interior Minister into the Syrian province of Idleb, exploiting the calm situation that prevailed there after Moscow Agreement and reinforcing the presence of the Turkish occupation forces and their agent terrorist organizations there. In addition to that, the Turkish regime has sought to substitute the Syrian national currency to Turkish currency in the areas they are occupying and in an attempt to impose Turkification in these areas.

Al-Jaafari pointed out that Syria sent an official complaint two weeks ago to the UN General Secretary and to President of the Security Council against governments, some of them are member states and on top the US, Britain, France and Turkey which haven’t stopped during the past nine years at the limit of supporting, funding and arming the multi-national terrorist organizations, but they also resorted to the direct military interference in Syria.

The permanent representative clarified that Syria, in the complaint it has sent to the General Secretary and the Security Council, has called for putting an end to the aggressive foreign interference in Syria and obligating all the member states to refrain from practices that aim at undermining the independence, track of the political process or affect the interests and choices of the Syrian people and the safety and stability of Syria.

Al-Jaafari concluded by saying that when the United States steals 200 thousand barrels of oil from the Syrian oil fields daily, and 400 thousand tons of cotton, and sets fire to thousands of hectares of wheat fields, and boasts of dividing Syria and deliberately weakening the value of the Syrian pound, and when it imposes coercive economic measures aiming to choking the Syrian people and occupying parts of the Syrian lands, the legitimate question becomes here ; are not these the symptoms of political schizophrenia ; does not that indicate to an acute disease.

Baraa Ali/ Nisreen Othman/Mazen Eyon


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