April 13, 2018

Al-Jaafari: If the US, Britain, and France think of attacking Syria, the Syrian people will confront them: Hazem Sabbagh, 13 April، 2018

Al-Jaafari: If the US, Britain, and France think of attacking Syria, the Syrian people will confront them

Syria’s Representative stressed that the UN Charter stipulates for the members to refrain from threatening the use of force of using it against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, adding “I would clarify here that the history of these three states is built on using lies and fabricated stories tow age wars in order to occupy states, seize their resources, and change governments in them by force.”
He cited the invasion and occupation of Iraq based on an American lie used at the Security Council 15 years ago, and also noted that France exploited the Council to destroy Libya because its then-President wanted to cover up his financial corruption, and yet some states still fall for the same lies now being used to justify an aggression on Syria.
Al-Jaafari said that the international community has never tried to reign in these reckless adventurists who often caused disasters to international relations, and there is worry that if the international community does not stop these adventurists, this will lead to the death of the UN much like what happened to its predecessor, the League of Nations.
He went on to say that after the US, Britain, France, and their pawns in the Middle East failed to achieve their goals in Syria by supporting terrorist groups, now they boast about how “gentle, smart, and modern” their missiles are, defying international legitimacy at the Council and sending their fleets and warplanes to achieve what their terrorist pawns failed to achieve throughout the past seven years.
The Syrian government liberated thousands of civilians in Eastern Ghouta from terrorist groups that had been using them as human shields and besieging them for years, depriving them of food and medical aid and using their homes, schools, and hospitals as bases from which to attack 8 million civilians in Damascus, al-Jaafari added.
“Some adventurists are pushing international relations to the brink of disaster based on a fake video staged by the ‘White Helmets’ terrorist organization upon instructions from Western intelligence agencies,” he said, noting that the aforementioned White Helmets are the media arm that uses fabrication and falsification to benefit terrorism, much like the warplanes of the so-called “international coalition” were used to benefit Daesh (ISIS).
He noted that the Syrian government invited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to send a fact-finding mission to the site of the alleged incident in Douma, providing all facilitations so that this team can conduct its work with transparency and accuracy, and this team should begin its work within hours, adding “this invitation came from a position of strength, confidence, and diplomatic experience, not from weakness, fear, threats, or intimidation.”
“If the United States, Britain, and France believe or think that they can attack us and violate our sovereignty, then we will have to apply Article 51 of the UN Charter which gives us the justified right to defend ourselves. This is not a threat, like how they threaten us; this is a promise. We will not allow anyone to violate our sovereignty,” al-Jaafari affirmed.
Hazem Sabbagh

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