UN new resolution to fuel Syria crisis: Iran

UN new resolution to fuel Syria crisis: Iran
Thu May 16, 2013 17:11:51

Iran has warned that the recent UN General Assembly resolution against Syria will only intensify terrorist groups’ crimes and the crisis in the Arab country.

“The resolution has been issued at a time when Syria and the region need peace and stability more than ever,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi said on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the UN General Assembly approved an Arab-backed nonbinding resolution against Syria by a vote of 107-12, with 59 abstentions. Brazil, South Africa, India, and Indonesia were among the 59 countries that abstained.


The resolution will not help resolve the crisis in Syria, but will intensify moves and crimes by the extremist groups in the country, which flies in the face of international attempts aimed at working out a peaceful solution to the ongoing unrest, he added.


Araqchi said some of the key supporters of the resolution were expected to denounce the Israeli regime’s recent aggression against Syria.


On May 5, the Israeli regime carried out an airstrike targeting a research center in a suburb of Damascus. According to Syrian media reports, Israeli rockets struck the Jamraya research center which had been targeted by another Israeli airstrike in January.


The May 5 aggression was the Israeli regime’s second strike on the war-torn country in three days.


Syria has been struggling with a western-backed bloody insurgency since March 2011 which has left many people dead. Syrian unrest began as a democratic protest which soon turned to be a cover for several terrorist groups including al-Qaeda and al-Nusra Front to fight in Syria.

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