Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that Syria has suffered from a terrorist war, which many governments supported, funded and inflamed.
“Those governments have allocated billions of dollars to militarize the situation in Syria and they have created and funded armed terrorist groups that adopted odd slogans,” al-Jaafari added during a UN Security Council session on Monday.
He affirmed that some states practice direct military aggression and occupy territory through force, then they describe the aggression and occupation as a “war on terrorism,” they also support the Israeli occupation of the Arab lands.
“For decades, there have been crises that hit our world due to policies of states that create crises and wars to carry out greedy agendas that pose a threat to international peace and security,” al-Jaafari said.
He went on to say that the main reason behind conflicts in the Middle East was and still is the Israeli occupation of the Arab territories including the Golan.
“Some governments still politicize humanitarian aid in Syria, falsifying information, fabricating evidence and tampering with reports about chemical weapon use in Syria,” al-Jaafari added.
He stressed that the US still trains terrorists in 19 occupied sites in Syria including al-Tanf and al-Rukban camp on the Iraqi, Jordanian and Syrian triangle border and it also provides them with weapons and ammunition.
“The Syrian government has never and will never use any toxic chemical weapons. The weapons that were originally possessed were destroyed onboard US ships in the Mediterranean Sea,” al-Jaafari affirmed.
He added that the Syrian people believe in their home, independent decision making and have resisted terrorism and expelled it from large parts of the country.
This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.