New York ,(ST)- Syria 's Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar Al- Jaafari voiced Syria's full support to global inclination to build an international community free from the use of force, threat , governed by UN Charter 's principles and purposes based on justice, equality and peace and Syria 's willingness to participate in any international effort to achieve that goal and commitment to come up with a final document to meet the aspirations of our governments and our peoples.
In a statement he read before the UN closing conference on Arms Trade Treaty, started on Monday at the UN Headquarters in New York Al-Jafaari said: "any future treaty on the arms trade should reaffirm the right of States under UN Charter specifically Article 51 in the acquisition of all means they deem appropriate to maintain national security and defend itself and emphasis on the right of peoples under foreign occupation for self-defense and self-determination, besides the treaty should definitively prevent Member States from providing weapons to armed terrorists under any pretext."
"At a time when the treaty of non-proliferation and disarmament faces enormous challenges in terms of implementation , there are efforts seeking to create a new system to promote arms sale competitiveness by a limited number of weapons producing countries." He hinted .
Jaafari stressed that any measures to control arms and transparency through a selective approach will not represent a balanced and comprehensive input , rather hamper the international community's commitment to full disarmament.
Jaafari said that, for decades , Israel relied on what it calls the diplomacy of weapon, pointing out that Israel 's internationally proved involvement in the illegal arms trade in the world encourages the phenomenon of international terrorism and protects drug gangs and separatist movements in the world .
AL- Jaafari indicated that the failure of the preparatory meetings of July 2012 conference to reach an agreement on the objectives and purposes of the treaty explains the nature of challenges facing this conference where many pertinent topics should be handled with clear transparency .
"Any concluded treaty must be made by consensus and complies with the provisions of the Charter and should not be a tool for political and economic exploitation and an outlet for intervention in the internal affairs of States."Al Jafaari reiterated.
He stressed that the treaty should explicitly ban arms supplies to terrorist groups armed but from States, pointing out that this assertion comes as a result of what Syria is witnessing of events targeting its people and culture in order to eliminate its constructive role at the Arab, regional and international levels.
He indicated the terrorism and sabotage imposed on Syria , based on takfiri and extremist fatwas issued by agitators hosted by Arab , regional and western countries and that this terrorism is performed by terrorist groups led by al-Nusra Front and the likes of groups linked to al Qaeda , adding that these organizations can not operate without funding, arming, training and shelter provided by a number of Arab , regional and international sides.
"It is a matter of deep concern , the recent statements made by many countries to provide and increase the level of arming for terrorists fighting in Syria, with their prior knowledge that many of their Salafi and extremist countrymen are joining them to what they believe as a Jihad that they will eventually bring back to their countries of origin later in the form of armed terrorism and we have to remember what happened in New York, London, Paris, Madrid and other cities. "
He continued that "Such acts are incompatible with what is stipulated in dozens of international conventions and treaties on combating terrorism of prohibiting financial ,military , and logistical support to terrorists besides dozens of resolutions issued by the UN Security Council in particular resolutions 1373, 2001 and 1624 of 2005."
"These terrorist groups carried out a large number of operations and terrorist bombings on the entire Syrian territory, resulted in killing or wounding thousands of civilians, using weapons it received from parties that become known to all." He added
"The Arms Trade Treaty, which we all seek to reach by consensus should ensure for us and the world not to permit access any type of weapons to armed groups, mercenaries and terrorists only from States , weapons that pose a threat to national, regional and international peace and security." Al-Jafaari emphasized.