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Al-Jaafari: The reason behind humanitarian crisis in Syria is the siege imposed by terrorist organizations and lack of coordination with Syrian government

Monday, 21 November 2016
Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari
Security Council

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Syria’s permanent representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said on Monday that the reason behind the humanitarian crisis in Syria is the siege imposed by terrorist organizations and attacks on convoys in addition to the lack of security in the areas where those organizations exist.

Al-Jaafari added at a UN Security council session held to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria that the reason of the crisis is also the politicization of the humanitarian file, the lack of coordination with the Syrian government and the lack of funding the humanitarian response plans.

“Syria rejects the selective pattern by some states in dealing with the humanitarian issue in Syria,” al-Jaafari affirmed, adding “No one in the world is more committed than the Syrian government to protect the Syrians’ lives which suffer from the terrorism of armed organizations.”

He stressed that the statement of the US envoy about the content of leaflets downed by the Syrian air force in eastern Aleppo which claimed that the leaflets told the civilians in eastern Aleppo to “leave, or you will die” is a mere, shameful lie.

Al-Jaafari said that the Syrian air force has downed leaflets that called on the civilians to keep away from armed terrorist groups and leave eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo.

“The Syrian government has opened 6 corridors for those civilians and two routes for the gunmen who want to leave eastern Aleppo, but the terrorists didn’t go out and they didn’t let the civilians leave because they took them hostages and as human shields,” al-Jaafari said.

He went on to say that the Takfiri terrorists, influenced by the Saudi Whabbi doctrine, are the ones who perpetrate the terror acts in Syria.

Al-Jaafari added that the statement of Stephen O’Brien, the UN under-Secretary General for the Humanitarian Affairs about Syria didn’t mention terrorism, as if there is no terrorism in Syria.

He went on to say that terrorism, which is existed in Aleppo, is the same as that present in Mosul, wondering “why they accuse us while they support the military operation there.”

The Syrian diplomat affirmed that they want to create a mini-state in Syria that enjoys a support from the western regimes which sponsor and fund terrorism.

He added that the terrorist attacks on civilians coincide with the announcement of the Syrian State about “a pause” three times to rescue the lives of innocent civilians.