FOREIGN MINISTRY REJECTS NAVI PILLAY’S STATEMENTS

SANA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates stressed Syria’s utter rejection of earlier statements by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in which she appeared to have neglected her work to become an attorney general against the countries whom the Western countries choose to target.

In a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the Ministry said “It was supposed that the High Commissioner assumes responsibility for her post about the human rights’ violations in Syria by armed terrorist groups, choosing instead to compile lies and fabrications and market them as if they were facts without bothering to verify them.”

”It is really strange that she used the UN human and financial resources against Syria, based on lies and calls outside her jurisdiction,” added the letter.

The Ministry said that the Commissioner’s bias against Syria has become evident as she turns a blind eye to terrorism targeting the Syrian people at the hands of armed groups with an external funding, adding that she disregards the ample evidence of crimes against humanity perpetrated by the armed groups.

It also indicated that the Commissioner remained non-committal as regards 6, 143 Syrian citizens killed by the terrorist groups and 1, 590 citizens who were kidnapped, the fate of two thirds of whom remain unknown.

”It would have been better had the Commissioner stuck to objectivity and professionalism as it would have helped in preventing killing more Syrians,” added the ministry.

The Ministry clarified that the International Investigation Committee which the Commissioner claimed to have based her statements on stressed that there is no other alternative to comprehensive national dialogue which brings all the Syrian sides together to support reforms away from violence, which Syria has been calling for and opposition groups rejected.

”The Commissioner has rejected to consider the acts of terrorist groups as crimes against humanity, although all standards of identifying crimes against humanity apply to them, and chose instead to level this accusation at the state which is doing its duty in protecting its own people,” said the ministry.

The Ministry concluded ”Syria is committed to its responsibility in probing all allegations of human rights violations, but the Commissioner hasn’t shared any of the allegations it received, nor has it worked to provide national or even peaceful solutions, which clearly means that the Commissioner has to review her stances on Syria.”

M. Ismael