Al-Jaafari: Syria will spare no efforts to rid citizens in Idleb of terrorism
7 February، 2020
New York, SANA
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that Syria won’t hesitate in doing its duty to rid citizens in Idleb of terrorism and liberate every inch of the Syrian territory from terrorists and occupiers.
Al-Jaafari speech came during the UN Security Council’s urgent meeting held on Thursday evening to discuss the current situation in Idleb.
He pointed out that improving the humanitarian situation in Syria and reaching a political solution necessitates putting an end to terrorism support, aggression and occupation, emphasizing that Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity should be respected and the Syrian state’s counter-terrorism efforts should be backed.
The Diplomat criticized some countries’ call for holding an urgent Security Council meeting on Idleb while never condemning the Turkish regime’s occupation, aggression and looting activities as well as its support for terrorism and attempts to settle foreign terrorists in Syrian areas after displacing their residents and making a demographic change similar to the crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinians.
He pointed out that a meeting was held hours ago at Taftanaz airbase between Jabhat al-Nusra leaders and the Turkish occupation forces to coordinate attacks against Syrian areas.
Al-Jaafari called on the Security Council to assume its responsibilities and force the Turkish regime to stop backing terrorism in Syria.
Some permanent member countries, he went on to say, seek turning the Security Council into a platform for NATO countries to incite against Syria, put all forms of pressure on the country and ensure a political and military cover for the crimes being committed by countries of this alliance, including Turkey.
Al-Jaafari asked why the Security Council refrained from condemning the American occupation of parts of the Syria, including al-Tanf area, and the Israeli incessant attacks on Syrian territories, the latest of which was launched at dawn on Thursday simultaneously with the Turkish regime forces’ penetration into the Syrian territories through what the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHA calls “humanitarian corridors”.
He clarified that over the past years, the Syrian state announced 17 truces, but the terrorists violated all of them under instructions from their operators in Ankara, Doha and other places.
Al-Jaafari concluded by saying that the Syrian government has opened three humanitarian corridors for civilians to leave terrorist-held areas in Idleb to safe places liberated from terrorism by the Syrian Arab Army, but the terrorists in Idleb did not allow those civilians to leave for using them as human shields.