19 February، 2020
Syria’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hossam al-Din Ala, reaffirmed on Wednesday that the Syrian State is the most side that is committed to protect its citizens on all Syrian territories.
“The Process of liberating the Syrian lands from terrorism in Idleb and Aleppo agree with its international obligations in combating terrorism and its national duties in protecting its citizens and preserving territorial integrity in the face of terrorism and occupation,” Ala added in a message sent to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, in response to a statement on the Situation in Syria.
He affirmed that what has come in the statement and the comments of Bachelet spokesman regarding the alleged deliberate targeting of civilians and infrastructure were untrue and rejected and misleading statements which distort the reality and present incorrect image about it.
“It is surprising that the statement of the High Commissioner didn’t mention the terrorist organizations and their crimes, and he describes them, instead, as armed groups… and what is more surprising is that the statement ignores the Turkish illegitimate military presence on Syrian territories in violation of the international law and UN convention,” Ala said.
He added that thousands of Syrians began returning to their residential places in the liberated areas of Aleppo, Idleb and Hama.
“While the Syrian government renews its commitments in responding to the humanitarian needs of its citizens on all Syrian territories, it would like to remind the UN of the humanitarian suffering from the economic terrorism of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the US and the EU on the Syrian people,” Ala added.