Syria raps Saudi, Qatar and Turkey for supporting terrorism

Syria raps Saudi, Qatar and Turkey for supporting terrorism
Fri Mar 14, 2014 07:38:27

Syria’s permanent envoy to the United Nations says acts of terrorism have been waged against the Syrian people through Saudi, Qatari and Turkish support.

On Thursday, Bashar al-Jaafari addressed a press conference following a briefing presented by UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi to the UN Security Council, the official SANA news agency reported.

"We have submitted 500 letters, with full names and dates, to the UN regarding terrorists who perpetrated terrorist acts against the Syrian people through Saudi, Qatari and Turkish support,” he said.

Jaafari added “but, unfortunately some UN members work against the Syrian government and obstruct its mission."

He affirmed that the Syrian government has been committed to combating terrorism in any place, based on its responsibility to protect the Syrian people, saying no one can deny the threat posed by armed terrorist groups in Syria.

"At last, some Security Council's representatives acknowledged the existence of terrorism in Syria and the facts on the ground after they turned a blind eye to these facts, a number of them deliberately, because their governments have played a role in instigating terrorism inside Syria."

Since the turmoil broke out in Syria in 2011, some 130,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions of others displaced due to the crisis.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for the immediate resumption of Geneva talks with a special focus on finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

“The only way to end the crisis is through a negotiated solution,” he told reporters earlier this month, adding, “We are determined to bring the parties back to the table here in Geneva.”

The second round of talks between delegations representing the Syrian government and the foreign-backed opposition in the Swiss city of Geneva deadlocked in mid-February with both sides sticking to their positions.

The Syrian delegation said fighting terrorism should be the top priority, but the opposition insisted that formation of a transitional government and resignation of President Bashar al-Assad must come first.


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