Another area in Damascus countryside put under total lockdown to fight Coronavirus

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE, (ST)_Sayedeh Zaynab area in Damascus countryside put under total lockdown to prevent the outbreak of Coronavirus in Syria.

This measure comes within a gradual mechanism adopeted by the government team in charge of confronting coronavirus with the aim of isolating crowded residential areas. 

Two civilians martyred, four others wounded in an attack by Turkish occupation and its mercenaries on Hasaka countryside villages

HASAKA, ( ST)- Two civilians were martyred and four others were wounded in an attack by the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries on Tal Tamer area in Hasaka northwestern countryside.

According to SANA reporter in Hasaka, the Turkish occupation fired rockets and artillery shells on houses in Qaber Sagheer and al-Aboush villages of Tal Tamer area, 40 km northwest of Hasaka city.

Lift Unjust Sanctions

COVID-19 is borderless threat against all everywhere. The need is dire for a united coordinated effort as to face and defeat this pandemic.

The case in Syria is even more humanitarian given the unjust imposed sanctions and more than 9 years of terrorism against the Syrians and their country.

Many calls and demands were made by different countries and bodies as to lift the unjust sanctions imposed as to help in the fight against such a pandemic.

"We call for complete and immediate lifting of unilateral coercive measures," Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, also president of the Security Council for the month of March, told the council's video-teleconferencing meeting on the situation in Syria,''

"We are seriously concerned about the negative impact of unilateral sanctions on countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic, especially for vulnerable countries like Syria," he said. "Civilians and innocent people are suffering severely from those sanctions.''

US sanctions imposed on Syria should be immediately and unconditionally lifted amid coronavirus crisis: al-Jaafari

Syria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar Al-Jaafari has expressed Syria's call on the United States to immediately and unconditionally lift all the coercive economic measures it has been imposing on Syria so that the country can get the medical materials and equipments necessary for controlling and confronting the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter to the UN Chief and President of the Security Council, al-Jaafari said that since 1979, the United States has been imposing illegal unilateral coercive economic measures on Syria the repercussions of which have been exacerbated over the past nine years given the fact that the current and previous US administrations have issued eight decisions providing for tightening the economic siege on the Syrian people and imposing new unprecedented punitive measures on the sectors of banking, energy, investment, import, export, communications and transport, thereby depriving the Syrians of their basic rights in life.

Al-Mikdad: High ranking negotiations between Russia, Iran and Turkey will result in stopping Turkish military interference in Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria hopes that the Turkish military interference in the country will stop as a result of the high ranking negotiations between Russia, Iran and Turkey, Syria's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad said in a statement to Sputnik, pointing out this interference will have impacts on peace and security inside Turkey itself.  

"Moscow and Tehran have reiterated their rejection of illegal foreign forces in Syria, and unlike Ankara, they have also stressed commitment to fighting terrorism in the country," added al-Mikdad, stressing that the Turkish side must realize that its support for terrorist organizations in Syria doesn't help Turkey or Syria.

Concerning the unilateral US sanctions imposed on Syria, al-Mikdad hoped that the letter sent by eight countries, including Syria, to the UN Chief Antonio Guterres will lead to ending the American sanctions imposed in Syria.

"The sanctions are hampering efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic globally," said al-Mikdad, clarifying that the best policy to reach a solution to this dangerous situation in all the world is lifting these inhuman sanctions.