Al-Jaafari : Attempts to “Launder” Jabhat al-Nusra Rejected, Fighting Terrorism Only Solution to Humanitarian Crisis

29 May، 2015

Bashar al-Jaafari
New York, SANA – Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari refuted beyond doubt the Western claims of the existence of a so-called “moderate armed opposition” in the Syrian territory.This “series of misleading and falsification can no longer continue,” he told a Security Council session on “The Situation in the Middle East” on Thursday.

He stressed that the Western and other countries’ attempts to justify supporting terrorism in Syria using the excuse of “moderate armed opposition” have been exposed and are now clear to everyone.

“Where is that moderate armed opposition…Is it in Raqqa or Deir Ezzor? Is it in Palmyra or Idleb or Jisr al-Shughour or Qalamoun?” al-Jaafari wondered, referring to areas where the terrorist organizations of Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are in control.

He categorically rejected the attempts of “laundering” the image of the terrorist Jabhat al-Nusra organization which the West is now trying to present as a “moderate armed opposition” group.

Speaking of the humanitarian situation in Syria, al-Jaafari said the humanitarian crisis in the country, whether the internal displacement or cross-border displacement, has the existence of the terrorist organizations and the support provided to them at its very roots.

Such crises have occurred only in the areas where the terrorists entered, killing civilians and driving the residents from their homes, he added.

This, he stressed, makes it a necessity to enforce the Security Council resolutions 2170, 2178 and 2199, in addition to resolution 1624 of 2005 which bans instigating terrorism.

Achieving that end, along with supporting efforts to reach an inter-Syrian political solution without external interference, would be “the only serious way to end the so-called crisis in Syria and to tangibly and sustainably ameliorate the humanitarian situation,” Syria’s UN Representative affirmed.

He made it clear that providing humanitarian assistance to Syria, while being necessary, is not going to solve the problem, criticizing in this regard the UN funding shortfalls where only tiny percentage of the humanitarian aid funds promised has been sent to Syria.

He dismissed the claims of many Security Council member states and senior UN officials who pretend to believe in the ineffectiveness of a military solution in Syria and be leaning toward a political one.

How could anyone take these claims seriously at the time when the foreign support to the terrorist organizations continues through a Turkish-Saudi-Qatari alliance? he wondered.

Commenting on the UN Secretary General’s latest report on the implementation of resolutions 2139, 2165 and 2191 pertaining to the humanitarian situation in Syria, al-Jaafari said the report is full of “gaps and serious fallacies”.

All the accusations made against the Syrian government in the report were based not on facts but on sources, which were even not acknowledged to tell if they are credible or not, he explained.

He found it odd that a UN report would grossly ignore the countless reports, letters, evidence and testimonies put forth by the Syrian government throughout the crisis, now in its fifth year.

He also referred to the absence of any mention of the Turkish government allowing thousands of trucks loaded with terrorists, weapons and dangerous substances to pass illegally into Syria through the very same routes used by the US humanitarian aid convoys.

These gaps, al-Jaafari warned, are “serious precedents” that could undermine the “remaining credibility” of the UN General Secretariat in dealing with the humanitarian file in Syria.

Haifa Said


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