Dr. Bashar Ja’afari on the Myriad Failures of the U.N/ By Basma Qaddour

Dr. Bashar Ja’afari, Syria’s Permanent Representative to UN said in his speech today:

?Some of the Permanent Members of UN Security Council have, unfortunately, started misusing the Council to practically support the terrorist war on Syria, and justify their occupation of its lands and their unbridled investment in terrorism.

?What has the Security Council done to end the American occupation of parts of my country?

?What has it done to put an end to the Turkish occupation and the practices of the terrorism-sponsoring Erdogan Regime?

?What steps have been taken by UNSC to support the efforts of the Syrian State and its allies in combatingterrorism, and facing the tens of thousands of “terrorists without borders- AKA in UN language “foreign terrorist fighters” and holding the Governments recruiting, funding and supporting them accountable?

?The US Administration has continued, through its illegal alliance, to launch repeated attacks on The Syrian Arab Army forces to prevent them from liberating the areas occupied by the terrorist organization ISIS in northeastern Syria.

?The recent period has witnessed the American Creative International Associates concluding a cooperation agreement with the so-called “Civil Council in Deir Ezzor City,” which operates under the umbrella of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” militias.

?These are the same militias that issued a few days ago the so-called “protection and management of absentee property law”, which aims at looting the property of Syrians who were displaced due to concerted efforts of ISIS and SDF in changing the demographic composition of these areas.

?Is this agreement sponsored by the American administration and its occupying forces consistent with the commitment to the sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of my country?

?The shameful record of the United States of America against dozens of member states in this organization answers this question and shows the lack of belief of American administrations in the principles and purposes of this international organization.

?The Turkish regime even used Ottoman names for terrorist organizations and entities that it supervises, operates, and invests in its foreign wars in Libya and elsewhere as well. To name a few of these terrorist groups that have historic Ottoman names: “Sultan Murad Brigade”, “Sultan Muhammad Al FatehBrigade” and “Nur al-Din al-Zanki Movement” and others.

?At the time this session is being held, more than a million Syrians from Al-Hasakah and its countryside live without drinking water in light of intense heat and fear of the outbreak of the Corona virus.

?This is all a result of this council’s silence on the Turkish regime’s continued use of water as a weapon of war against civilians, by cutting drinking water off Alouk station for more than / 15 / times, for periods ranging between two and ten days, and by reducing its production capacity to its minimum levels.

?How long will your council remain silent in the face of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Erdogan? Do you have an answer?

?A final friendly word for the special envoy Mr. Pederson, I heard him describing in his statement the American occupation forces as “the International Coalition forces”!

?Naturally, the late international law, the martyred Charter, the envoy himself, the Council, and me, all of us know that the presence of the American forces in my country is illegitimate and mere occupation. Therefore, I call upon my friend Pederson to reconsider the use of this term.

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By: Basma Qaddour