Terrorism in Syria Root Cause of the Syrians' Suffering: Al-Jaafari

NEW YORK, (ST)- Since the beginning of the terrorist war imposed on the country, Syria has spared no effort to do its duty to meet all the humanitarian needs of the Syrians who were affected by this war, Syria's Permanent Represnetative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari has stressed.

During a Security Council Session on Wednesday, al-Jaafari said that Syria has always been ready to enhance cooperatiuon with the United Nations and its member states which have honest intentions to improve the humanitarian situation in Syria and create suitable environment for the return of displaced Syrians

Root Cause of the Syrians' Suffering is Terrorism 

Al-Jaafari affirmed that the meetings and reports of the Security Council won't be able to contribute to alleviating the suffering of the Syrian people unless the root causes of this suffering, foremost of which is terrorism, are tackled and eliminated.

He made it clear that the United Nations, particularly the Security Council member states, should commit themselves to the principles of humanitarian action, mainly neutrality and non-politicization as well as coordination and coordination with the Syrian government being the most important party that is concerned in meeting the Syrians' needs.

Al-Jaafari pointed out that Syria is astonished that the UN reports on the humanitarian situation in Syria contain wrong and suspecious information received from so-called "open sources" or from anti-Syria western and Arab media outlets.

He also affirmed that Syria is ready to cooperate with the UN Chief's Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen in order to reach a political soultion to the crisis that leads to eliminating terrorism and ending the illegal presence of foreign forces in the Syrian territory.

Syria's permanent representative to the UN went on to say that the "White Helmets" terrorist organization has fabricated and staged several chemical attacks in Syria after getting orders from western countries intelligence bodies in order to provoke Security Council permanent member states to launch aggression against Syria.

Illegal presence of foreign forces in Syria must come to an end

Ending the suffering of the Syrians necessitates commitment to respecting Syria's sovereignty and unity and it also necessitates stopping promoting the so-called " Cross Border Action" which is done via certain offices with hostile agendas and the activities of which are run from neighboring countries, said al-Jaafari.

He affirmed the need to cooperate with the Syrian government as to eliminate the remaining terrorist groups and said that the countries supporting these organizations should stop doing so.

He also called for ending the illegal presence of foreign forces in Syria.

"The illegeal presence of US, British, French and Turkish forces in the Syrian territories must come to an end, because these forces are supporting terrorism and hampering humanitarian action," he said.

Sanctions are a kind of economic terrorism

Al-Jaafari clarified that the unilateral coercive economic measures, imposed on Syria by the United States and some of its allies, are a kind of economic terrorism that aimed to destabilze the country and that badly affected the living of the Syrians and blocked their access to daily basic needs.
Hamda Mustafa