Ambassador says Syria will not relinquish an inch of its territory
EghtesadOnline: Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Bashar al-Jaafari said that Syria will remain committed to combating terrorism, and that others must stop exploiting the Syrian people.
Al-Jaafari said that the Syrian government will not relinquish a single inch of its territory as per the Syrian constitution and the rules of international law, stressing that politicizing the humanitarian crisis will only extend it, increase Syrians’ suffering, and encourage the spread of terrorism, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted him as speaking at a Security Council on Syria held on Sunday.
'The representative of Britain, one of the three states that called for holding this session, said that Syria is 'broken and about to die,' and I would like to reassure him that my country hasn’t been broken and will never be broken,' al-Jaafari said.
The British representative’s discourse doesn’t reflect the weight of a state that is a permanent member of the Security Council, according to IRNA.
'As for the three representatives together, it seemed as if they’re rediscovering the wheel when they said that the Syrian government is seeking to reclaim Aleppo.
'Imagine the scale of this monumental discovery made by the representatives of three permanent member states in the Security Council, as if Aleppo is a city in Djibouti or Afghanistan or in Brazil!
'I would like to reassure them that the Syrian government will reclaim Aleppo in its entirety, and if the member states in this international organization have a single capital each, my country has two capitals: Damascus and Aleppo,' SANA quoted him as saying.
The three states that called for holding the session have prevented the Security Council on 13 different occasions from adopting a statement condemning terrorist bombings using car bombs or suicide bombers or bombardment carried out by their forces, in addition to preventing attempts to adopt resolutions that condemn terrorism, he went on to say.
This session was held at the behest of some members in a bid to rescue the armed terrorist groups that these states falsely label as 'moderate armed opposition,' he said noting that this happens whenever there are indicators that these terrorists are being defeated by the onslaught of the operations carried out by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies.
Al-Jaafari said that some Security Council members are forgetting the image of Palestinian child Abdullah Issa who was beheaded by Nour Eddin al-Zenki terrorist movement in full view of the entire world, noting that this movement along with Jabhat al-Nusra terror organization had been in control of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria.
'We believe that some permanent member states’ calls for holding this session constitute a message from these states to Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups affiliated to it saying that the support and political cover provided to them are still standing and won’t stop, and that using terrorism as a weapon to pressure the Syrian government and its allies politically is still effective,' he said.