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Cuba: Trump's Declaration on Occupied Syrian Golan Violates Legitimate Rights of Syrian People

NEW YORK, (ST)- Cuba has renewed its condemnation of US President Donald Trump's Declaration on occupied Syrian Golan in which he recognized "Israel's Sovereignty" over this part of the Syrian territory.

Cuba's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal said in an intervention during a Security Council session on the situation in the Middle East that the "US decision violates the legitimate rights of the Syrian people as well as the Arab and Islamic nation and it has bad impacts on stability and security in the Middle East."

Elimination of Terrorism in Syria, Refugees' Return, Lifting Sanctions Only Way to Solve Crisis in Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The elimination of terrorism in Syria, the withdrawal of foreign forces illegally present in the country, the return of the displaced Syrians home, respecting Syria's national sovereignty, encouraging reconstruction in the country are the only way to resolve the crisis in Syria, according to the Syrian-Russian Joint Coordination Commissions for the Return of the Displaced Syrians.

Following their periodical meeting on Wednesday in Damascus, the commissions stressed in a statement that Washington and its allies continue to hinder the return of the Syrians, who were displaced from their areas because of terrorism, to their homeland from neighboring countries

Homs governor discussed cooperation relations with Head of Swiss Humanitarian aid Office

Homs, (ST)- Homs Governor Talal Al-Barazi met with Manuel Walter Bessler, Head of Swiss Humanitarian Aid and the Deputy Director General of the Swiss Humanitarian Office, at the headquarters of the province of Homs

The Governor reviewed the service situation and the state of safety and recovery that the province is experiencing after the liberation of most of its cities and villages from terrorism, stressing the importance of the geographical location that Homs enjoys for the Syrian governorates and neighboring countries. He pointed out to the efforts exerted by the governorate within the framework of the government directives to return the displaced families to their areas after providing the basic services.

Mr. Al-Barazi stressed the readiness of the province to provide the necessary support to the international organizations in their work in delivering humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.

In his turn, Mr. Bessler explained that his visit to Syria aims at reviewing the work of the office in Syria and evaluating the level of cooperation with the government as well as, to coordinate with the concerned authorities regarding the provision of humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people

It is worth mentioning that during the meeting, a panoramic presentation was presented to review the stages of the province recovery from the terrorist groups to the planning studies for the reconstruction phase and its future vision.

Amal Farhat- Homs

Al-Jaafari: Liberating Golan from the Israeli Occupation Is Priority for Syria

NEW YORK- Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said on Tuesday that the occupied Golan is an integral part of Syria and a right that can’t be prescribed , adding that liberating Golan and restoring it from the Israeli occupation, through all means which are guaranteed by the international law, is a priority for Syria, according to SANA.

“Israeli continued occupation of Arab lands represents the most dangerous challenge to the credibility and prestige of the international law’s rules and conventions,” al-Jaafari said at a session for UN Security council on the state in the Middle East.

He added that some states exploit the Security Council’s failure in putting its resolutions, relevant to ending the Israeli occupation, into effect, to work for reversing the realities and disavowing the legal obligations, and this was clear by Trump’s proclamation about the occupied Syrian Golan and Jerusalem, turning a blind eye to UN relevant resolutions, particularly No. 497 for 1981 which considered Israel’s measures in Golan as null and void.

Al-Mikdad: Israel's Policy of Demolishing Palestinians' Houses a Crime against Humanity

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad has stressed that the Israeli occupation's policy of demolishing Palestinians' houses is a war crime and a crime against humanity, voicing Syria's firm support for the Palestinian people's struggle against occupation and for their right to self-determination amid restless attempts by the Trump's administration and some European countries and their tools in the region to undermine the Palestinian cause through the so-called "Deal of the Century".

During a meeting with a delegation representing the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization led by Azam al-Ahmad, al-Mikdad called on the United Nations and the international community to condemn the Israeli demolition policy and put an end to such criminal acts.