Oct 29, 2018, 10:57 PM
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Al-Jaafari slams US, EU sanctions against Syria

Tehran, Oct 29, IRNA - Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN said it’s strange how some delegations from permanent members of the Security Council insist on confusing humanitarian and political issues, as these delegations continue to obstruct humanitarian efforts in Syria.

During a Security Council session on Monday, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari noted that in conjunction with this session, the illegal “international coalition” targeted Hajin city in Deir Ezzor with white phosphorus bombs, and in conjunction with the previous session, terrorists in Idleb fired 40 rockets at Aleppo city, SANA reported from New York.

He asserted that the terrorist war on Syria and the sanctions imposed by the US and the EU cause the suffering for the Syrian people.

Al-Jaafari said Syria believes in the neutral, independent, and non-politicized role of the UN in helping the Syrians affected by terrorism, and this role must respect Syria’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.

Addressing a report on the “humanitarian situation” in Syria, al-Jaafari said that it is illogical for those who made the report to maintain their politicized attitude towards Syria and to keep overstepping their mandate, given the fact that top Western officials have confessed to their governments’ involvement in funding and sponsoring terrorists in Syria.

He said that the Syrian government approved sending an aid convoy to al-Rukban camp by the UN, but the US is hindering the delivery of aid to the camp.

Al-Jaafari regretted that the report promoted so-called “cross-border aid” that didn’t reach those who need it but rather went to terrorists.

He asserted that the Syrian government made preparations to facilitate the return of displaced Syrians to their home country, and that Syria will continue fighting terrorism until the entirety of its territory is rid of terrorism and any illegal foreign presence.
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