US Providing Cover for Terrorists by Calling Them “Moderate Opposition”- Al-Jaafari

MARGARITA, VENEZUELA, (ST)-The governments of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, the United States, France and Britain are directly involved in supporting terrorism in Syria and they give no heed to the Security Council resolutions relating to fighting terrorism, Syria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Bashar Al-Jaafari has stressed, pointing out that Israel is also providing flagrant support to the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra.

Interviewed by the “al-Mayadeen TV” on the sideline of the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Margarita in Venezuela, al-Jaafari said “Israel hosts “Jabhat al-Nusra”, “Liwa Shuhada al-Yarmouk” and “Jund al-Aqsa” terrorist groups and all other terrorists who have been trained in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel itself.” He clarified that Israel provides medical treatment to injured terrorists in its hospitals with the help of Qatari funding.

 The Syrian diplomat went to on to say that the Syrian state has sent the UN Chief and the Security Council president hundreds of complaints about the Israeli occupation’s practices in the occupied Syrian Golan and about its full involvement in the country’s southern front’s battles.

He added documents were also sent daily to the peacekeeping operation command, but “what should we do if the peacekeeping operation command Chief is a French person called Hervi Ladso who is involved to the bone in anti-Syria campaigns?”

Al-Jaafari ruled out a solution to the issue of separating the so-called “moderate opposition” and terrorist groups “as long as there is a US willingness to provide cover for terrorists by callng them moderate opposition”.

“Senior US administration officials said shamelessly that they can’t support the request of dissociating [Jabhat al-Nusra from armed opposition groups because this will lead to empowering the Syrian government,” said al-Jaafari, stressing that “they are using terrorism as a political weapon to blackmail the Syrian government.”

He noted that the policies of France and Britain are based on hatred. Many terrorists were prepared and vetted within the societies of these countries and sent to the region, but now these countries are trying to get rid of this European terrorism in Syria and Iraq, he said.

Al-Jaafari added that some NAM member states, mainly Gulf States and Jordan, are supporting terrorism in Syria, stressing that political hypocrisy is unacceptable within this organization as it hinders the development of NAM performance.

Hamda Mustafa