17 November، 2015
New York, SANA
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said the Syrian government is ready to cooperate with all well-intentioned UN Security Council (UNSC) member states to improve the humanitarian situation in Syria.
Al-Jaafari’s remarks came during a UNSC session Monday to discuss the Secretary-General’s periodical report about the implementation of Resolutions No. 2139, 2165 and 2191 on the humanitarian situation in Syria.
The Syrian government is ready to participate in any honest endeavor aiming at reaching a political solution where the Syrians determine their future and options through inter-Syrian dialogue under a Syrian leadership and far from any foreign interference, al-Jaafari said.
He slammed in the decision-makers’ ignorance of the main blight(terrorism) which destabilizes and undermines security in Syria, the region and the world and which was the main reason for the humanitarian crisis in a number of areas in the country, the suffering of the children and women and in turning part of the Syrian people to displaced or refugees.
Syria condemned with the strongest terms the terrorist acts hit Paris few days ago, Al-Jaafari said, offering condolences to the families of the victims.
He reiterated that the terrorist acts we have witnessed in the Syrian and others cities didn’t come out of by chance, but they are inevitable outcomes of some sides’ ignorance of the priority of fighting terrorism and not dealing with this issue with the required seriousness and care, as well as for exploiting terrorism as a weapon to pressurize and blackmail the Syrian government.
Syria has warned since the beginning those who support, justify and tolerate with terrorism that it will turn against them as terrorism is a mobile criminal phenomenon which doesn’t care for borders nor sovereignty, al-Jaafari went on to say.
He pointed out that Syria’s warnings have fallen on deaf ears as some countries facilitated the entrance of terrorism into the political fields and tampere with the terms to classify terrorism into an “acceptable terrorism and a forbidden terrorism”.
He described imposing economic and financial sanctions on the Syrian people, supporting terrorism and not coordinating with the Syrian government by some countries as a “crime not only against the Syrian people, but also against the peoples of those countries.”
He stressed that everyone should remember that those who carried out the terrorist attacks in a number of countries across the world, including the bloody attacks in Paris, have been few days before within thousands of the Europeans whose travel was facilitated to Syria as “Jihadists”.
The Syrian representative to the UN hoped that “speech would match with actions” in regard to fighting terrorism in Syria which was financed by more than 40 countries, calling for ending the illicit trafficking of the Syrian oil and ruins by the terrorists across the borders with Turkey.
He underlined that this issue requires a serious political will to carry out the UN Security Council’s resolutions related to fighting terrorism, mainly resolutions No. 2170, 2178 and 2199, which were confirmed by Vienna2 conference.
He called for mobilizing and unifying the collective efforts in one front in facing terrorism.
The Syrian government has repeatedly expressed readiness to cooperate with any country that shows seriousness in fighting terrorism, as what was achieved through the Syrian-Russian joint military effort to fight terrorism in addition to the tripartite intelligence coordination with Iraq, Iran and Russia, he affirmed.
He criticized as “politicized, non-neutral and includes a number of gaps and inaccuracies” the UN Secretary General’s recent report on the implementation of the UN Security Council’s resolutions Nos. 2139, 2165 and 2191.
He stressed that Syria sends two identical letters to the Council’s president and UN Secretary General in this regard, warning that the report has included a serious issue as it depends on untrusted and questionable information.
On the allegations cited by the report on the Syrian government’s use of random weapons, al-Jaafari said that the Syrian army doesn’t and will not use any random weapons, but it behaves as other armies of the UN member-states according to the international law in the framework of fighting terrorism.
He added that the one who kills the civilians is the one who uses them as human shields in a number of Syrian areas.
The Syrian envoy said that The Syrian government reiterated its readiness to participate in any effort aiming at acheiving political solution which preserves the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, pointing out that this was affirmed by the related Security Council Resolutions and the two Vienna Communiques.
Al-Jaafari concluded his statement by affirming that Syria discusses with full details all humanitarian issues with the UN officials.
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