NEW YORK, (SANA) – Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari affirmed that the crises which emerged in the Arab world caused the collapse of the defense lines on which the Arab and Islamic nations have been built for decades and centuries, which warrants a reform of religious, political, economic and social mentalities.
In an interview with al-Mayadin TV on Friday, al-Jaafari said that Arabs are divided inside the international organization like their countries, and that when he talks to them bilaterally, many Arab ambassadors apologize for the policies of their countries and governments and say that what is happening to Syria is a big mistake and a great shame on the so-called Arab League and some Arab capitals which are directly involved in conspiring against the Syrian people and state and the future of Arabs in general.
He said that western and Arab sides are very frustrated due to the failure of their various diabolical efforts which took various forms since the beginning of the crisis with the goal of breaking Syria’s will, defame Syrian diplomacy, weaken political will, and depict Syria as being helpless to respond to the crisis.
Al-Jaafari said that interference attempts came through various gates, including the issues of the displaced, humanitarian passages, no-fly zones, the so-called “friends of Syria” conferences, forming representatives bodies and councils abroad, and convening 19 Arab ministerial conferences, all of which were dedicated to discussing the crisis and undermining the Syrian position and show it as helpless to move and react, thereby toppling the standing, resilience and strength of the Syrian argument which says that there is an internal crisis and just demands, but there are also other facets which are foreign interference, terrorism in all its forms, and summoning military intervention by the Arab League against Syria which is a founding member in a member that contradicts the League’s charter, the Arab mutual defense treaty, and Arab countries’ obligations.
Syria’s Permanent Representatives that conspiracies at the Security Council were foiled by the strength of the Syrian argument, the positions of friends, the solidity of the solidarity among Syrians, the political direction of the leadership, and the clarification of the image of what is happening in Syria and its regional and international dimensions.
He pointed out that the role of the chairmanship of the Security Council is very important in directing its methods, mechanisms and results in dealing with any given crisis, adding that Russia’s current chairmanship of the Council played a positive role in issuing a press statement denouncing the assassination of scholar Dr. Mohammad Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti and calling it a terrorist act.
Al-Jaafari noted that the Security Council tried to issue seven press statements denouncing terrorist acts in Syria before, but these statements were thwarted by western countries in the Council.
He said that since the crisis began, Syria directed 391 letters to the UN Secretary-General and Security Council members, 154 of them on combating terrorism and informing the members of the terrorist acts taking place in Syria, in addition to dozens of letters which prove by name, date of birth, nationality and location that hundreds of foreign terrorists – whether from Jabhet al-Nusra or from other groups – were killed in Syria after crossing into it from neighboring countries, particularly Turkey.
Al-Jaafari affirmed that western countries are distributing roles among themselves inside the Security Council in a manner that suits their policies which support armed terrorist activities inside Syria.
He said that the public opinion are aware that Russia and China used veto right three times, but it doesn’t know that these friendly countries also presented several draft resolutions that were thwarted by western objection and therefore were never issues, adding that it could be said that western countries used veto five times in an unannounced and unofficial manner in the Security Council against draft resolutions prepared by friendly delegations seeking to help resolve the crisis in Syria politically according to the UN charter, away from military intervention and repeating the Libyan and Iraqi experiences, and away from exhausting the UN charter and international law principles.
Al-Jaafari stressed that the Arab League has become divided and is controlled by the Arab Gulf, petro-dollars, and Takfiri, Wahabi, Jihadist Islamist fundamentalism, adding that the League tried to make the Security Council hostile against Syria and hid the Arab observer mission’s report from it, and when the League failed it transitioned to supporting terrorism and arming terrorist groups in Syria, forging an alliance with the Turkish government to open its borders to all terrorists.
He pointed out that the armed terrorism targeting the Syrian people and its infrastructure does so with money from the Arab Gulf, support from Turkish and western intelligence agency, and the complicity of some Arab regimes controlled by the fundamentalist tide.
Al-Jaafari said that terrorist groups cannot manufacture chemical weapons without supervision from scientifically-advanced intelligence agencies which possess the necessary technology for manufacturing weapons of mass destruction, noting that western countries and their subordinate Arab countries were the first to raise this issue with the aim of covering up the arming of terrorism and finding a new excuse to interfere,
The Permanent Representative pointed out that the Syrian mission at the UN is facing a many-faceted siege, such as closing its bank account in New York, prohibiting any account for it in Wall Street, in addition to pestering and constraints that are dealt with diplomatically through the relevant UN and US authorities.