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“Only Syrian nation is to decide about Syria”

29 September 2015 11:50


Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) says only the Syrian people have the right to decide the fate of their country, Press TV reports.

Bashar Ja’afari told Press TV on Monday that no one except the Syrians themselves can decide who will lead Syria.

The remarks came as a number of Western countries have recently modified their long-held position that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must cede power before a solution can be worked out to the crisis in Syria.

Several world leaders addressing the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) admitted that the Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Syria are a major global threat and must be eliminated.

Referring to such remarks, Ja’afari, the Syrian envoy, said major world players have technically “acknowledged the necessity to combat terrorism.”

“The difference is that some leaders, including the American president and some others, are speaking theoretically about combating terrorism, while other leaders such as [Iranian] President [Hassan] Rouhani and [Russian President Vladimir] Putin have already offered a full selection of initiatives on combating terrorism,” Jafa’ari said.

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