Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna on Tuesday stressed that Syria is being targeted because of its principled stances in support of the Palestinian cause.
During his meeting with Syria’s U.N. Permanent Representative to the U.N., Bashar al-Jaafari, at the headquarters of the Syrian Mission to the U.N. in New York, Archbishop Hanna said that "enemies seek to destroy this Arab country in service of the imperialist and racist projects in our region."
He reiterated solidarity with the Syrian president, government, people and army, expressing hope that Syria can overcome its ordeal and restore security and safety.
The archbishop said solving the crisis in Syria should be achieved through dialogue among the Syrians.
Jaafari hailed Archbishop Hanna’s stances towards Syria, and his important role in Palestine, with both sides reviewing the situation in the region, particularly in Palestine and Syria.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer