Al-Jaafari: Efforts Should be Concentrated on Tackling the Cause of Humanitarian Crisis in Syria, Terrorism

27 October، 2015
New York, SANA

Syria’s permanent envoy to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said on Tuesday that efforts should be exerted to tackle the main reason behind the humanitarian crisis in Syria, which is the rise of terrorism, backed by international sides.

“To tackle terrorism phenomenon, the international community has to carry out UN Security Council relevant resolutions, particularly No. 2170, 2178, and 2199 in full cooperation and coordination with the Syrian government,” al-Jaafari said at a UN Security Council session to discuss the humanitarian status in Syria.

He added that the obstinacy of some sides who have nothing, but defaming the Syrian government and President, and preferring to deal with the devil of terrorism, not with the Syrian state to combat this devil, is a state of absurdism that has no relation to the rules of thinking or principles of strategic and political sciences.

“This state of absurdism has led to the presence of thousands of mercenary terrorists who came to Syria and Iraq from nearly 100 countries,” al-Jaafari said.

He added that it is not possible to talk about ending the suffering and pains of Syrians in the light of silence about Turkey and Jordan’s use of their territories as havens and passages for those terrorists.

“Talking about combating terrorism leads us to an important step to solve the humanitarian crisis in Syria, mainly to support the political solution because fighting terrorism will help make this solution a success through a Syrian-Syrian dialogue under the umbrella of the Syrian leadership and without any foreign intervention,” al-Jaafari affirmed.

He went on to say that, again, the 20th report of UN Secretary General on implementing resolutions 2139, 2165 and 2191was politicized and biased which has included a lot of gaps and fallacies.

Al-Jaafari clarified that the report ignored targeting civilians and infrastructure by the warplanes of the so-called “the Coalition” under the pretext of targeting the Islamic State “ISIS”, taking into consideration that after nearly one-year of the start of the coalition’s operations, we have witnessed an increase in the number of ISIS terrorists who come from abroad.

“We wonder at a fact that the report has adopted unknown, misleading and incredible sources which aim to nothing, but to confuse or distort the joint efforts of the Russian-Syrian cooperation in targeting terrorists of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, this cooperation which came upon a request from the Syrian government in accordance to the UN charter,” al-Jaafari said.

Mazen Eyon