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U.N. Commission Biased: Jaafari

Jaafari said the Commission is deliberately ignoring evidence
U.N. Commission Biased: Jaafari

Syria's Permanent representative to the U.N.has slammed the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria as "one-sided." 


Bashar al-Jaafari called on Chairman of the Commission, Paulo Pinheiro to view the crisis unfolding in Syria "from a wider perspective" in order to "tackle the roots of the problem, instead of approaching it from a one-sided perspective."


Speaking during a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly session to discuss human rights in Syria on Monday, Jaafari said the Commission "is still deliberately blowing things out of proportion when displaying its findings, also fully disregarding or downplaying core issues."


He pointed out that the world followed with great interest testimony of member of the Commission, Carla del Ponte , in which she confirmed the use of Sarin gas by armed terrorist groups in Khan al-Assal  in Aleppo.


"Hours later, pressure built on the Commission's chairperson, pushing him to issue a statement challenging del Ponte's findings,' Jaafari said.


"That said, how can we trust the Committee's work and professionalism?" he asked.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer


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