Lift Unjust Sanctions

COVID-19 is borderless threat against all everywhere. The need is dire for a united coordinated effort as to face and defeat this pandemic.

The case in Syria is even more humanitarian given the unjust imposed sanctions and more than 9 years of terrorism against the Syrians and their country.

Many calls and demands were made by different countries and bodies as to lift the unjust sanctions imposed as to help in the fight against such a pandemic.

"We call for complete and immediate lifting of unilateral coercive measures," Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, also president of the Security Council for the month of March, told the council's video-teleconferencing meeting on the situation in Syria,''

"We are seriously concerned about the negative impact of unilateral sanctions on countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic, especially for vulnerable countries like Syria," he said. "Civilians and innocent people are suffering severely from those sanctions.''

US sanctions imposed on Syria should be immediately and unconditionally lifted amid coronavirus crisis: al-Jaafari

Syria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar Al-Jaafari has expressed Syria's call on the United States to immediately and unconditionally lift all the coercive economic measures it has been imposing on Syria so that the country can get the medical materials and equipments necessary for controlling and confronting the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter to the UN Chief and President of the Security Council, al-Jaafari said that since 1979, the United States has been imposing illegal unilateral coercive economic measures on Syria the repercussions of which have been exacerbated over the past nine years given the fact that the current and previous US administrations have issued eight decisions providing for tightening the economic siege on the Syrian people and imposing new unprecedented punitive measures on the sectors of banking, energy, investment, import, export, communications and transport, thereby depriving the Syrians of their basic rights in life.

Al-Mikdad: High ranking negotiations between Russia, Iran and Turkey will result in stopping Turkish military interference in Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria hopes that the Turkish military interference in the country will stop as a result of the high ranking negotiations between Russia, Iran and Turkey, Syria's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad said in a statement to Sputnik, pointing out this interference will have impacts on peace and security inside Turkey itself.  

"Moscow and Tehran have reiterated their rejection of illegal foreign forces in Syria, and unlike Ankara, they have also stressed commitment to fighting terrorism in the country," added al-Mikdad, stressing that the Turkish side must realize that its support for terrorist organizations in Syria doesn't help Turkey or Syria.

Concerning the unilateral US sanctions imposed on Syria, al-Mikdad hoped that the letter sent by eight countries, including Syria, to the UN Chief Antonio Guterres will lead to ending the American sanctions imposed in Syria.

"The sanctions are hampering efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic globally," said al-Mikdad, clarifying that the best policy to reach a solution to this dangerous situation in all the world is lifting these inhuman sanctions.

Slovakian party: Sanctions on Syria during Coronavirus outbreak is 'The highest level of hypocrisy and sadism"

BRATISLAVA, (ST)_ Slovakian Communist party stands by Syria in its call for lifting the unilateral coercive sanctions being imposed on it with the aim of helping it in its fight against Coronavirus.    

This is what the Party's Deputy Head, Jalal Suleiman, said in an article written by him and published on the party's website.

He described the continuity of imposing unilateral and coercive sanctions on Syria during the outbreak of Covid-19 as "the highest level of hypocrisy and sadism". "These sanctions are illegal."

Erdogan's terrorists violate the cessation of hostilities agreement and target Saraqib with several artillery shells

The terrorist organizations backed by the Turkish regime violated the cessation of hostilities agreement and targeted the city of Saraqib in the countryside of eastern Idlib with several artillery shells.

SANA correspondent in Idlib stated that the terrorist organizations linked to the Turkish regime fired late last night several artillery shells at the city of Saraqib from the town of Mastouma, where the Turkish occupation points are located.