Syria is the most committed to protect its people, says Ambassador Ala

Geneva, (ST) - Syria’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hossam al-Din Ala, reaffirmed on Wednesday that the Syrian State is the most committed to protect its people in all Syrian territories.

In a message sent to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, in response to a statement on the situation in Syria, Ala said that “The Process of liberating the Syrian lands from terrorism in Idleb and Aleppo goes along with its international obligations in combating terrorism and with its national duties in protecting its citizens and preserving territorial integrity .”

Ala added that what has come in the statement and the comments of Bachelet spokesman regarding the alleged deliberately targeting of civilians and infrastructure were groundless and they are rejected and misleading statements which distort the reality and present incorrect image about it.

 “It is surprising that the statement of the High Commissioner didn’t mention the terrorist organizations and their crimes, and it described them as armed groups, and what is more surprising is that the statement ignored the Turkish illegal military presence on Syrian territories in violation of the international law and UN convention,” Ala continued in his message.

He went on to say that thousands of Syrians began returning to their liberated residential areas in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama.

 “While the Syrian government renews its commitments to respond to the humanitarian needs of its citizens in all Syrian territories, it would like to remind the UN of the humanitarian suffering of the the people from the economic terrorism of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the US and the EU on the Syrian people,” Ala added.

Raghda Sawas

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