Below is a very interesting recent series of statements, followed by Q&A with Syria’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari on turkey’s latest criminal aggression against Syria, as well as turkey’s history of violating Syria’s sovereignty and abetting, funneling terrorists into Syria.
*I typed out some choice remarks by Dr. al-Ja’afari*
“Nowadays everybody knows what’s going on in Syria. The turkish government is responsible of dealing, trading with ISIL. Buying oil, gas, and artifacts from ISIL. Facilitating the movement of this illegal, illegitimate trade of artifacts and gas and oil through turkish territory into some european capitals and ‘israel’.
So the story is over, the game is over. The turkish wrong and irresponsible policies are very well known to everybody. It’s time to put the turkish rulers at the seat of confession in front of the Security Council.”
“The whole war against is a war crime and a war against humanity. The economic boycott–taking the form of unilateral economic coercive measures for 5 years. Blockade. All kinds of boycott has been implemented by these aggressive countries towards my government–by the way, they are the same countries supporting the armed groups, the terrorist groups, operating in Syria and Iraq.
Definitely we have credible information that the so-called US led alliance struck the hospital in the northern part of Syria, but as usual the easiest way for them is to trigger a hostile campaign against the Syrian government–within the media–to accuse and defame the Syrian government, or our allies the Russians, of doing so and being behind such criminal act against a hospital.”
“Which ‘opposition’? We have 1000 ‘oppositions’.”
“You cannot be a genuine national opposition while supporting the ‘israeli’s’ policies in the south, and the turkish policies in the north, and the saudi’s policies in the eastern and south of Syria. Whatever this ‘opposition’ you are referring to, it should defend the interests of the nation, not the interest of the saudi arabia, or qatar, or turkey, or anybody else.”
“Both the Secretary General (Ban Ki-Moon) and especially (inaudible) have tried to cover up the Riyadh delegation irresponsible position during Geneva talks. They should have disclosed to the public that the Riyadh group was responsible for adjourning the indirect talks.
…I was there, I talked to de Mistura and he explained to me himself that he decided to suspend the talks because he knew earlier that the Riyadh group decided to withdraw from Geneva before even engaging in the indirect talks.
So he decided to save what he called the ‘dignity’ of the United Nations and his own dignity by blaming himself, rather than blaming the Riyadh group. Of course, he wouldn’t have been able to blame the Riyadh group because otherwise he would have to face the westerners’ and the saudi and the qatari and the turkish blackmailing…”
“The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic was the only delegation to engage twice with the special envoy. Other delegations did not even go to the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The special envoy was unable even to form delegations of “oppositions” to deal with the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic. We didn’t know where are these ghosts we are supposed to deal with. We didn’t know how many delegations there should be there. We didn’t know the names. In the last couple hours before we left Geneva, the deputy of Mr. de Mistura came to me at the hotel and gave me a partial list of names, not the full list of names….”
“Who is supporting the terrorists? And who is giving them all these sophisticated weapons to counter the Syrian Army advances everywhere in Syria? Those who are behind the terrorist groups are getting hysterical because of the Syrian Army advances everywhere, at all the fronts.
The turkish regime has even allowed terrorists to smuggle sarin gas, recently–just yesterday-and I forwarded this information to Security Council members.
…We are very concerned with regard to this irresponsible behaviour, mainly speaking by this trilateral criminal alliance: turkey, saudi arabia and qatar.
The Turkish government …is behind a flagrant aggression against the sovereignty of my country. This is why all the member states today expressed their concern. Many of them condemned the turkish escalation and the turkish aggression against the sovereignty of my country.
…The story is over, no more secrets any more.”
-“Those who are besieged are all the 23 million Syrians”: Syria’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari on Madaya, Kafarya, Foua, Zabadani, Syria, Jan 12, 2016, In Gaza
-Syria’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari, on Russia’s involvement in fighting (international) terrorism in Syria, Oct 19, 2015, In Gaza
-Interview: Syrian Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari on Sovereignty, Terrorism, and the Failure of the UN, Jan 17, 2015, Al-Akhbar, in Arabic, Global Research, Medhaj News, Counter Punch, Consortium News, Rabble.ca, Oriental Review, Uprooted Palestinian