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West, allies getting revenge for Aleppo victory: Syria’s UN envoy

17 December 2016 10:09

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The West’s recent initiatives at the United Nations over the situation in Syria are the “saddest images of diplomatic and political hypocrisy,” Syria’s envoy to the UN tells Press TV. 

“All these initiatives are getting blind with regard to identifying the criminals and they are just seeking the distortion of the facts and the definition of the Syrian government and its allies and getting revenge for the triumph of the Syrian army and its allies over the terrorists in Aleppo,” Bashar Ja’afari told Press TV in an exclusive interview on Friday.

The senior Syrian diplomat also stated that the main sponsors of terrorist activities in Syria, including Britain, France, and the United States, are getting “frantically hysterical” in the wake of the liberation of Aleppo from the clutches of foreign-backed militants.

The Syrian ambassador’s comments came a few hours after diplomats said France was drafting a UN Security Council resolution in a declared bid to ensure international observers for Aleppo evacuations and enable humanitarian aid to reach the city.

Commenting on an evacuation deal for the former militant-held areas of the northwestern city, Ja’afari said the main problem affecting the process was the “non-respect” and “non-observation” of the agreement by the “most radical elements” within terrorist groups.

Therefore, he said, Syria had no option but to halt the last part of the evacuation process until things are clarified and stronger guarantees are offered by the terrorists’ foreign sponsors.

The Syrian diplomat added that the terrorists’ “heinous” practices will definitely prevent thousands of civilians from returning to their homes which were used as the militants’ “strongholds.”

Earlier in the day, evacuations of civilians and militants from eastern Aleppo was suspended after terrorists opened fire on the convoy at one of the crossing points, violating a truce deal brokered by Russia and Turkey stipulating the evacuations.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the suspension, saying that terrorist groups such as Ahrar al-Sham “have prevented buses and ambulances from entering Fuaa and Kafraya, despite pledging… that they would let the evacuation go ahead.” The two government-held villages, situated in Idlib province, are under militant siege.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ja’afari argued that Syria is facing an international terrorist war on its soil.

“It is a multi-faceted war taking place on the Syrian soil right now for too many different reasons, and each government is taking its own advantage over this mess taking place in Syria, and this is why we have no other choice but to combat terrorists and find out a political solution to our own problem by our own selves without any foreign interference, without any preconditions, and this is the only option we have,” he said in conclusion.

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