Syrian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs send two letters to UNSC and UN Secretary Gen.
Posted by seumasach on July 31, 2012
31st July, 2012
Two letters addressed to the head of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary General.
The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that during the past few days, armed terrorists carried out attacks against civilians, public and private properties in Syria, particularly in Damascus and Aleppo.
The Ministry said that those terrorists –backed openly by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey – committed crimes against civilians in Damascus and Aleppo, and are still doing so in Aleppo, where a large number of those gunmen gathered as their entry into Syria was facilitated by Turkey, and they occupied several crowded neighborhoods and used locals as human shields, killing everyone that doesn’t support them forcing others to leave their homes.
The letters pointed out that what calls attention is that all this took place after the recent visit of UN Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan in July 8th 2012.
The Ministry said that it’s regrettable that those who claim care for Syria and Syrians have never made any calls for the militants to end their armed operations and join the political process requested by the UN and approved by Syria to end bloodshed.
The letters noted that all the attempts made by the UN Supervision Mission in Syria in cooperation with the Syrian government, inorder to launch a political process failed due to the terrorists’ refusal to engage in any political process.
The Ministry said that hypocritical voices are growing louder in the capitals working against Syria – particularly Ankara, Doha, Riyadh, Washington, Paris, London and Berlin.
The letters went on to elaborate that these capitals’ support for the terrorist groups includes the calls made by these countries’ officials to hold other meetings of the UNSC and General Assembly to discuss Syria, despite the fact that the Syrian government and law-enforcement forces are exercising their right to defend Syrian civilians as per international law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, and the international agreement signed by the Syrian government and the UNSMIS in 19/4/2012, specifically item 16 of said agreement.
The Ministry said that the most surprising thing is that some international sides – specifically permanent and non-permanent members of the UNSC – decided to work outside the UNSC and its procedures, which means that they relinquished their responsibilities and that they aim to escalate the Syrian crisis to reach their well-known goals of altering Syria’s principle positions, imposing political conditions on it that contradict its people’s aspirations, and destroying the Syrian state.
The letters said that out of concern over the moral role of the UNSC and in compliance with the UN Charter, Syria calls on all UNSC members to demand that armed groups withdraw from the Syrian cities they attacked and cease their terrorism, and to demand that the countries supporting the terrorists cease their blatant tactics and support Annan’s six-point plan and the agreement reached during Annan’s meeting with the Syrian leadership in Damascus.
The Ministry concluded by saying that the Syrian government reiterates its commitment to carrying out Annan’s plan and initiative and that that it welcomes the results of the Geneva meeting out of its declared belief that there is no solution for the Syrian crisis except through having the Syrian people’s representatives engage in national dialogue to find a way out that ends bloodshed, protects Syrians’ dignity, and guarantees the building of Syria’s future and its stability through a Syrian decision and under a Syrian leadership.