“Syria welcomes the UN Security Council Resolution 2199 to crack down on financing terrorist groups through illicit oil sales, trading in antiquities and the paying of ransom for hostages”, Syria’s permanent envoy to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari has said.
Earlier Thursday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a Russian-sponsored resolution calling for an end to the funding of terrorist organizations, including ISIS and the Nusra Front.
Jaafari, during a joint press conference with the Iraqi envoy to the UN, said the resolution is very important for both Syria and Iraq, which are the main victims of the foreign-backed terrorism. The envoy noted that terrorists in the region, particularly in Syria and Iraq, do not come by parachutes but rather across the borders of both countries from Turkey and Jordan.
“Unfortunately Jordan, a member of the Security Council, for years has adopted the policy of training, supporting and sending terrorists across their joint border into Syria to kill Syrians. The Jordanian authorities are capable of seeing terrorists in the Syrian city of Raqqa, but conveniently they do not see them while crossing its border towards Syria and Iraq”, Jaafari said.
Jaafari said that "Turkey is still allowing terrorists, particularly from the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, to cross the joint border with Syria, while Israel assists terrorists in Golan, particularly Jabhat al-Nusra."
He added that terrorists come from Jordan, which established camps – or what they call joint operation centers – to train terrorists, sending them to Syria under the observation of intelligence services from the US, Israel, Turkey, France, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. These countries label the terrorists as moderates, while the Security Council resolution notes there are no moderate terrorists, requiring the fighting of terrorism and all terrorist acts perpetrated by ISIS, Nusra and all other terrorist organizations.
“Training centers established in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan are not means for a peaceful political solution, but are rather death-making camps for Syrians”, the envoy said, noting the trading of stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil to Europe and Turkey has helped to train and arm these opposition forces.