STATEMENT FROM THE AFTERNOON SESSION
UN MEDIA STAKEOUT
Published on Apr 12, 2017
H.E. Dr. Bashar Jaafari Statement during the Security Council Meeting “Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura Breifing” 12-4-2017
Al-Jaafari: US Administration Pushes Terrorist War on Syria
12 April، 2017
New York, SANA
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said that the US administration is pushing the terrorist war on Syria towards dangerous levels through moving from a stage of proxy aggression into that on its own behalf through direct military action.
Al-Jaafari made his remarks during a UN Security Council session held today to discuss a draft resolution submitted by the US, Britain and France on the use of Chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun in Idleb province.
He said that the US administration has felt that the terrorist groups had begun to retreat, so it committed its aggression on al-Shayrat air base.
Al-Jaafari said it seems that Britain’s decision to leave the EU pushes it to seek to a new role through an extremist discourse which reminds us of the criminal role of former British prime minister Tony Blair who led Britain into the invasion and occupation of Iraq 14 years ago after fabricating the lie about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, a war to which the Iraqi people continue to pay the cost till this day.
“About a week ago, we thought that we are going to attend this session and share with you the outcomes of what has been achieved in the recent meetings in Astana and Geneva and confirm our support to the efforts exerted by the UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and those who are serious about reaching a political settlement to the crisis in Syria and coordinating counterterrorism efforts,” the Syrian diplomat added.
He noted that the US has never refrained from providing all kinds of support to the terrorist groups in order to perpetrate the most heinous crimes against civilians and the infrastructure in Syria and this includes the practices of the so-called international coalition to fight the ISIS which provided an aerial cover to the ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups, not to mention its bombardment of infrastructure and civilians, adding that the best example for that is targeting a Syrian military site in al-Tharda Mountain in Deir Ezzor on September 17th, 2016.