Syria Regrets Western Countries Stance against Terrorism: Deputy FM

Syria Regrets Western Countries Stance against Terrorism: Deputy FM
Sat Feb 20, 2016 20:43:08

Syria Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad has regretted the stance of Western countries in the UN Security Council against the Russia-proposed draft resolution demanding that Turkey and other countries refrain from committing what would be an act of aggression against Syria.

Miqdad was referring to plans to start foreign ground intervention into Syrian territory.

The Russian draft resolution, he noted, asked Turkey and other countries not to commit such a “folly” and to fully respect Syria’s sovereignty, in addition to demanding an immediate cessation of shelling and incursions across the borders and abandoning all plans of foreign ground intervention in the Syrian territories or providing assistance in that regard.

Turkey and other countries, he added, were also required in the draft resolution to respect the resolutions of the UN Security Council regarding counterterrorism. The resolution also demanded that all countries must prevent and stop the flow of terrorists and the illegal transfer of arms and relevant equipment into Syria.

“We are not surprised by this attitude of the Western countries that have been conspiring against Syria and provided all forms of support to the terrorists,” said Miqdad.

He added that those countries have evaded their responsibilities in respecting the Security Council’s resolutions on combating terrorism, including resolution no. 2253, which has led to prolonging the crisis in Syria and spreading terrorism in the region and the world, Sana reported.

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