Presidential Political and Media Adviser, Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, stressed that Syria is continuing its war on terrorism and will liberate every inch of its territory from terrorism or occupation.
“The countries that claim to fight against terrorism in Syria, like the United States of America and Turkish regime, are the real backers of terrorism and aim to prolong the crisis in Syria,” Dr. Shaaban said on Tuesday, during a speech at the Valdai Discussion Club’s Middle East Conference titled “Middle East: New Stage, Old Problems?” in Moscow.
She said that, “the US occupation forces are protecting terrorists in the al-Tanf area and targeting Syrian Arab Army units, to impede the liberation of the region from terrorism.” She added that international terrorism, which strikes everywhere, is systematic and funded by certain countries.
The Presidential Adviser stressed that Russia has taken important steps to support Syria in its war on terrorism. “Moscow has repeatedly called on the United States to cooperate in this field, but Washington and its allies have refrained from that; they supported terrorism and accompanied it with misleading media outlets and increased their unilateral coercive measures against Syria,”
Shaaban explained that the United States and its allies are using terrorism as a pretext to wage war on countries and plunder their wealth while Russia and China are using their veto in favor of Syria, based on their commitment to the principles of the UN and the UN Charter, which stipulate for the non-interference in internal affairs of states.
“The Constitution and everything related to it is a purely sovereign matter, which is to be decided by the Syrian people without any outside interference, although some parties and states seek to impose their will on the Syrian people,” she said.
Shaaban pointed out that Western countries are intervening in Venezuela under the pretext of democracy and human rights. “From our experience in Syria, we realize that these allegations have nothing to do with democracy or human rights.”
She clarified that the world is witnessing the birth of a new multi-polar international order built on the respect of the states’ sovereignty and the actual fight against terrorism.
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