Jaafari: Sanctions Imposed by the US and the EU Cause Suffering for the Syrian People

Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari criticised recent attacks by the US in Deir ez-Zor and the hindering of the delivery of aid to the al-Rukban camp writes SANA.

Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, said that it’s strange how some delegations from permanent members of the Security Council insist on confusing humanitarian and political issues, as they continue to obstruct humanitarian efforts in Syria.

During a Security Council session on Monday, Jaafari noted that in conjunction with this session, the illegal “International Coalition” targeted Hajin city in Deir ez-Zor with white phosphorus bombs, and in conjunction with the previous session, terrorists in Idleb fired 40 rockets at Aleppo city.

He asserted that the terrorist war on Syria and the sanctions imposed by the US and the EU cause suffering for the Syrian people.

Jaafari said Syria believes in the neutral, independent, and non-politicized role of the UN in helping the Syrians affected by terrorism, and this role must respect Syria’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.

Addressing a report on the “humanitarian situation” in Syria, Jaafari said that it is illogical for those who made the report to maintain their politicized attitude towards Syria and to keep overstepping their mandate, given the fact that top Western officials have confessed that their governments have been involved in funding and sponsoring terrorists in Syria.

He said that the Syrian government approved sending a UN aid convoy to the al-Rukban camp, but the US is hindering the delivery of that aid to the camp.

Jaafari regretted that the report promoted so-called “cross-border aid” that didn’t reach those who need it but rather went to terrorists.

He asserted that the Syrian government made preparations to facilitate the return of displaced Syrians to their home country, and that Syria will continue fighting terrorism until the entirety of its territory is rid of terrorism and any illegal foreign presence.


This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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