May 11, 2012 (TSR) – Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, stressed on Thursday that sending and smuggling weapons into Syria contradict any political solution to the crisis and constitute an effort to assassinate the mission of the UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.
In a speech during the meeting of UN Security Council sub-committees, al-Jaafari called on the Security Council to translate its condemnation of terrorism into action through taking all measures required to stop the terrorist acts targeting Syria and exerting pressure on the states which support these acts.
Al-Jaafari pointed out that recently the terrorist acts have increased and extremist groups have started to carry out unprecedented criminal acts based on Takfiri and extremist fatwas.
While today was shiny and beautiful in all cities of the world, Damascus had a bloody day as two blasts shook the city leading to the death of 56 innocent people and injuring 372 people as well as 15 unidentified bodies, al-Jaafari noted.
“UN envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, and Head of the UN Observer Mission in Syria, Gen. Robert Mood, condemned the twin blasts which hit Damascus, and we are waiting for the Security Council to issue a strong and clear condemnation,” al-Jaafari added.
Al-Jaafari pointed out that some organized terrorist acts have the hallmarks of al-Qaeda, including the killing and mutilation of bodies, killing entire families because of their sects and carrying out suicidal bombings in more than one area.
Syria’s representative said that he had a list of 26 terrorists some of them are affiliated to al-Qaeda, adding that he sent this list to the UN Secretary-General and heads of the UN Counter-Terrorism Subsidiary Bodies.
Al-Jaafari also said that a list of 12 foreign terrorists who were killed in Syria would be sent to the Security Council and the UN Secretary-General, pointing out that the list includes the names of French, British and Belgian terrorists.
He underscored that terrorist acts cannot be carried out without funding and supporting them and that some Arab, regional and international countries are offering all facilitations to the armed terrorist groups.
“I want to inform the Security Council that on April 27, the Lebanese authorities seized Lutfallah II ship coming from Misrata port in Libya to Lebanon loaded with 180 tons of various weapons and advanced communication devices”, al-Jaafari said.
Al-Jaafari called on the Security Council committees tasked with implementing resolutions No. 1267, 1989 and 1373 to consider the implementation of these resolutions concerning what is happening in Syria.
RUSSIA AND CHINA WILL NOT HAVE LIBYA PART DEUX AND WILL CONTINUE TO OPPOSE INTERVENTION
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned Damascus twin terrorist bombings, stressing that some foreign sides attempt to blow up the situation in Syria.
Russia Today TV Channel quoted Lavrov as saying in a press conference with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi commenting on Damascus bombings that “some of our partners are taking practical steps to blow up the situation in Syria,” – in an indication to the twin terrorist bombings which took place earlier.
Lavrov stressed that the stances of Russia and China towards the crisis in Syria will not change and they are based on the need for halting all forms of violence by all sides, in addition to implementing the plan of the UN Special Envoy, Kofi Annan.
The Russian foreign Minister stressed that Russia fully reject any military intervention in Syria, adding that the UN Security Council will not give a mandate for such an operation.
He added that Russia spares no effort to make sides in Syria cooperate with Annan, but unfortunately countries which have great influence on the Syrian opposition are provoking the armed groups not to agree on compromises and make them believe that violence will lead to the inevitability of foreign interference.
The Chinese Foreign Minister stressed that China has always opposed military intervention in Syria, calling upon all sides in Syria to support Annan’s plan and the international observer mission which are being deployed in Syria.
Special Representative of the Russian President to the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, firmly condemned the terrorist attacks in Syria in the last few days which claimed scores of civilian lives.
During his meeting on Thursday with the Syrian Ambassador in Moscow, Riad Haddad, Bogdanov reiterated Russia’s call for a peaceful settlement to the crisis in Syria and gave a positive assessment of the UN observer mission there.
A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday indicated that Ambassador Haddad stressed during the meeting Syria’s support to the plan of the UN Envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan.
175 SYRIANS MISLED BY FREE SYRIA OPPOSITION REPENTED
175 citizens who were misled and got involved in the recent events in the country and whose hands are clear of the Syrian blood have handed themselves and their weapons in to the authorities in Hama and Homs.
The citizens were released to go back to normal life after pledging not to take up arms again or take part in vandalizing public and private properties.
The released citizens expressed regret and promised not to participate in acts that affect Syria’s security in the future.