New York, SANA-Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem said on Wednesday that Syria will continue combating terrorism, represented by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Jabhat al-Nusra and other al-Qaeda-linked terrorist organizations whatsoever the sacrifices would be.
“The UN charter has authorized Security Council the first responsibility for protecting international peace and Security, yet, what has the council done to combat terrorism in Syria and Iraq,” al-Moallem said at a session for the UN Security council on counter-terrorism.
He inquired what had the council done to implement resolutions No. 2170, 2178 and 2199 to help the Syrian people who pay the tax of blood and destruction of infrastructure, history, civilization, women, children and men who are subjected to that terrorism in Syria.
“What the council did to force countries which back, finance and arm ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists to stop their support to the terrorist organizations which perpetrate the ugliest crimes in Syria and Iraq,” al-Moallem questioned.
On the alleged US-led international coalition against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, al-Moallem affirmed that “Those who want to combat terrorism on the Syrian territories should cooperate and coordinate with the Syrian government whose army carries on the war against terrorism and assumes its national duty in defending the Syrian people.”
Al-Moallem described the military operations carried out by Britain and France on the Syrian lands as “a flagrant violation of UN charter and international law,” reiterating that “Those who really wish to combat terrorism have to coordinate with the Syrian government.”
“What has the Council heard from France’s representative minutes ago asserts again the reality of role played by his country in supporting terrorism in Syria… what has he said is really silly speech,” al-Moallem said.
He affirmed that Syria supports and blesses initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin who called for establishing an international and regional coalition to combat terrorism.
“We urge regional countries to adhere to the UN Security Council relevant resolutions and join this coalition as a pre-emptive step to defend themselves… and in this context, I share Minister Lavrov the content of his speech today morning on the start of military operations against terrorism in Syria upon a request from the Syrian Government,” al-Moallem said.
He hoped the UN Security council would stand by reality, implement its resolutions and stop the flow of terrorists into Syria.