Al-Jaafari: West’s admission of terrorism in Syria came late, women were victimized by support for terrorists

New York, Syria reiterated its support for any sincere international effort that would give top priority to putting an end to the crimes of the terrorist organizations and seek to find a mechanism for bringing to account the governments of the states which have taken part in exporting terrorists and spreading the takfiri mentality.

The reiteration came in the words of Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari in his address to a UN Security Council session held Tuesday to discuss the provision of ‘Woman, Peace and Security’.

While highlighting the bad impact of the takfiri thinking and the ensuing terrorist crimes which have taken a severe toll on women in Syria since the onset of the terrorist war against it in 2011, al-Jaafari warned that those negative repercussions will not be limited to Syria.

Now that terrorism has knocked on the door of the countries which have continuously denied its existence in Syria and exploited women and girls in those countries, “Isn’t it high time that the countries which are involved in this terrorist war reconsider their criminality calculations and halt their support to terrorism in Syria?” al-Jaafari wondered.

He made it clear that the Syrian delegation to the UN, through sending hundreds of letters, reports, data, images, videos and forensic medical documents, has repeatedly tried to draw the attention of the UN member states, officials and representatives of humanitarian organizations to the inhuman atrocities and violations committed by the armed terrorist organizations against the Syrian women for more than three years.

He citied rape, sexual abuse, abduction, trafficking and murder among other various atrocities that have been inflicted upon women in Syria.

Al-Jaafari expressed regret that the so-called ‘international community’ has “shamefully” rejected and denied all the efforts of the Syrian delegation, lashing out at the UN and Western’s preoccupation in making baseless accusations against Syria and fabricating lies against its government with the aim of undermining the Syrian state’s sovereignty and destroying it.

He criticized the UN Secretary General and his representatives’ delay in admitting the fact that there is terrorism in Syria. “Yes, most of the member states were late in responding to the Syria government in its war against terrorism,” he stressed.

He however wondered “What was the cost of this delay?”, answering that the cost was “the lives of hundreds of thousands of Syrian women, children and elderly people,” in addition to the millions who have suffered from the ugliest forms of extremism, terrorism and destruction of infrastructure.

In response to some UNSC member states and other countries’ bragging about the millions they paid for helping Syrian women inside Syria and in the camps placed in neighboring countries, al-Jaafari said these very countries impudently ignore that the policies of their governments against Syria have been the main reason for aggravating the situation of the Syrian women.

“Of course, we don’t forget the recruitment of girls to act upon a fatwa for the so-called ‘sex jihad’, where France, Tunisia, Belgium, Germany, the USA and Britain are considered the main exporters of those naïve blinded girls,” he said, reminding that the terrorist groups have facilitated these girls’ passage into Syria across the borders of Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.