Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mekdad received the United Nations special envoy on Syria, Geir O. Pedersen, in Damascus on Saturday, 11 September. Dr. Mekdad reminded Pedersen of such things as the UN Charter, International Law, national sovereignty and integrity, non-interference in “domestic affairs,” the non-imposition of regime change. Dr. Mekdad demanded the exit of US and Turkish occupation forces from Syria.
Pedersen arrived with a delegation — that, despite 18 months to learn, still cannot ascertain the distance of 6 feet/2 meters, per the members chosen seating arrangements — and “talked about attempts he makes on international and regional levels.”
Most recently, Pedersen had been in Rome, addressing Italy’s Foreign Ministry and former banksters-cum-think tanks. At this writing, the Spec Envoy has tweeted nothing about this visit to Damascus; his most recent remains the 30 August announcement of his meetings in Italy.
Syria’s Minister reminded the Spec envoy of the draconian, unilateral coercive economic measures inflicted on his homeland by the US and other NATO countries (in breach of the UN Charter, which requires a Security Council resolution to impose sanctions).
Pedersen must have made some mouth noises about non-intervention by foreign states into the workings of the Constitutional Committee, which is a tad absurd, given the CC is based on prima facie evidence of foreign intervention, via UNSCR 2254 (2015).
The Foreign Minister reminded the spec envoy of “recent developments in Daraa,” and the homeland returning normal life to Daraa al Balad via the reconciliation process.