Syria is frustrated from the persistence of certain countries to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.
The Ministry said in a letter addressed to the Security Council that the Syrian government shares those countries' concern over the developments of humanitarian situation in Syria and the human rights violations committed by the armed terrorist groups.
The letter came in response to a move taken by a number of countries by which they submitted a joint letter to the Security Council on referring the situation in Syria to the ICC in the framework of their claims of concern about the humanitarian situation in Syria and on efforts to bringing human rights violations to a halt.
It highlighted that the funding, training and harboring provided to the armed terrorist groups from certain countries, some of them are signatories of the joint letter, are no longer a secret.
It added that these forms of support to the terrorist groups have been provided a cover in the form of political and media campaigns that seek to protect the crimes of these groups and do harm to the Syrian state through accusing it of committing those crimes.
The letter asked to exert pressures on the countries which are funding, sheltering, training and sending terrorists to Syria to practice their terrorism against the Syrians, as those seek to destroy the unique Syrian social fabric characterized by co-existence and work systematically to destroy the infrastructure and ruin the national economy in addition to stealing food, medicines and fuel to deprive the citizens of these essential materials and selling them in the way of the war traders.
It also called for lifting “the illegal and immoral unilateral sanctions imposed on Syria as they constitute collective sanctions against the Syrian people and have had a direct role in the aggravation of the humanitarian situation in Syria.”