Terrorist War on Syria Uncovered How Fragile the International Law Is


Monday, 19 September 2016 01:26

MARGARITA, VENEZUELA, (ST)-Syria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari has stressed that the terrorist war imposed on Syria has distorted the noble meaning of diplomacy and uncovered how fragile the international law is.

Al-Jaafari made the remarks on Sunday during the 17th summit of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) currently held in Venezuela.

He said the cowardly American aggression against Syrian army positions in al-Tharda Mount area near Deir Ezzor airbase was a clear-cut evidence about the support of the United States and its allies for “ISIS” terrorist organization.

He expressed Syria’s call on NAM member states to condemn this aggression and hold the United States accountable for the attack and to ask the American administration to apologize to the Syrian government for this horrible act and to promise not to repeat such attacks.

He pointed out that achieving the common goal of eliminating terrorism and stopping the expansion of terrorist organizations like “ISIS , Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Qaeda”  and their affiliated groups necessitates unifying and coordinating all efforts.

Syrian government ready to cooperate with all efforts seeking political settlement

Al-Jaafari went on to say that the Syrian government has been open to all sincere initiatives and efforts aiming to help Syria get out of the crisis, stressing that today the government is also ready to cooperate with all efforts seeking political solution in which only the Syrians can decide their future through intra-Syrian dialogue led by the Syrians themselves and away from Arab, regional or international interference.

He affirmed that political solution should lead to eradicating terrorism and rebuilding what the terrorists and their supporters have destroyed. It should also preserve the Syrian state’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and restore security and stability to the Syrian people, he said.

Al-Jaafari pointed out that since its establishment, NAM was based on a number of principles that call among other things for peace, solidarity, justice and respect of the states’ sovereignty and territorial integrity. He regretted that some NAM member states, especially the regimes of Saudi Arabia and Qatar have persisted over the past five years in violating these principles by disseminating terrorist takfiri thinking all over the world, by interfering in the internal affairs of other countries and by not respecting these countries sovereignty and territorial integrity, thereby violating the UN resolutions and the Security Council principles.

He affirmed that the unprecedented terrorist war imposed on Syria and in which tens of countries took part has distorted the noble meaning of diplomacy and uncovered how fragile the international law is and how weak the United Nations mechanisms are.

Stronger adherence to NAM principles urged

Al-Jaafari urged stronger adherence to the principles on the basis of which NAM was established and called for adopting  more effective role to stop the interventionist policies that serve the agenda’s of the enemies.

The Syrian diplomat condemned the flagrant Turkish aggression on Syrian territories and called for an the immediate stopping of this aggression. He asserted that fighting ISIS can’t be done through expelling ISIS and replacing it with other terrorist groups backed by the United States, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

He reiterated that the only viable way to combat terrorism is the implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions and the establishment of an honest international alliance within the framework of international legitimacy and with the participation of concerned countries, foremost of which are Syria and Iraq which are fighting terrorism on behalf of the entire world.

Al-Jaafari said that five and a half years ago, Syria was one of safest and most stable countries, but this image was suddenly and dramatically changed after some Arab, regional and western countries adopted anti-Syria policies and media campaigns and conspired on the country by supporting terrorists and mercenaries from all over the world to kill and destroy in Syria.

Hamda Mustafa

US Providing Cover for Terrorists by Calling Them “Moderate Opposition”- Al-Jaafari

Sunday, 18 September 2016 11:50

MARGARITA, VENEZUELA, (ST)-The governments of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, the United States, France and Britain are directly involved in supporting terrorism in Syria and they give no heed to the Security Council resolutions relating to fighting terrorism, Syria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Bashar Al-Jaafari has stressed, pointing out that Israel is also providing flagrant support to the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra.

Interviewed by the “al-Mayadeen TV” on the sideline of the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Margarita in Venezuela, al-Jaafari said “Israel hosts “Jabhat al-Nusra”, “Liwa Shuhada al-Yarmouk” and “Jund al-Aqsa” terrorist groups and all other terrorists who have been trained in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel itself.” He clarified that Israel provides medical treatment to injured terrorists in its hospitals with the help of Qatari funding.

The Syrian diplomat went to on to say that the Syrian state has sent the UN Chief and the Security Council president hundreds of complaints about the Israeli occupation’s practices in the occupied Syrian Golan and about its full involvement in the country’s southern front’s battles.

He added documents were also sent daily to the peacekeeping operation command, but “what should we do if the peacekeeping operation command Chief is a French person called Hervi Ladso who is involved to the bone in anti-Syria campaigns?”

Al-Jaafari ruled out a solution to the issue of separating the so-called “moderate opposition” and terrorist groups “as long as there is a US willingness to provide cover for terrorists by callng them moderate opposition”.

“Senior US administration officials said shamelessly that they can’t support the request of dissociating [Jabhat al-Nusra from armed opposition groups because this will lead to empowering the Syrian government,” said al-Jaafari, stressing that “they are using terrorism as a political weapon to blackmail the Syrian government.”

He noted that the policies of France and Britain are based on hatred. Many terrorists were prepared and vetted within the societies of these countries and sent to the region, but now these countries are trying to get rid of this European terrorism in Syria and Iraq, he said.

Al-Jaafari added that some NAM member states, mainly Gulf States and Jordan, are supporting terrorism in Syria, stressing that political hypocrisy is unacceptable within this organization as it hinders the development of NAM performance.

Hamda Mustafa

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