May 10, 2013 (TSR-SANA) – Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that Jabhet al-Nusra, the terrorist organization affiliated with Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility on its own network for 600 terrorists acts within the past year alone.

During a Security Council session on Friday, al-Jaafari said that the increasing spread of extremism and terrorism in Syria is taking place with the blessing and support of a number of UN member countries, and that this is welcomed by Salafi, Wahabi, Takfiri and extremist circles in certain countries, some of which claim to be pioneers in combating terrorism.

He pointed out that some Security Council member countries hindered nine times the issuing of mere press statements that condemn terrorist bombings which claimed hundreds of innocent Syrian civilians’ lives.

Al-Jaafari stressed that current events prove the veracity of Syria’s constant warnings about the presence of armed terrorist groups, some of them affiliated with Al Qaeda, and most of them consisting of international terrorists and foreign mercenaries who are waging proxy wars on Syria and target all the country’s components.

He asserted that these things are not in the interest of any Syrian who actually cares about the safety and stability of their country, whether they support the government or oppose it.

Al-Jaafari wondered how terrorism, vandalism, the targeting of hospitals, schools, universities, mosques, churches, civilians airplanes and diplomatic missions, the theft of factories, the assassination and abduction of religious figures, the robbery and vandalism of antiquities and museums, desecrating tombs and abducting UNDOF peacekeeping forces can be in the interest of Syria and Syrians.

He pointed out that two months ago, the Syrian government filed an official request for including Jabhet al-Nusra, which is responsible for hundreds of terrorist acts and suicide bombings in Syria, on the unified list of the committee for resolutions no. 1267 for 1999 and no. 1989 for 2011 which concern individuals and entities affiliated with Al Qaeda, noting that Syria is still awaiting this inclusions, particularly since some Security Council members acknowledged the terrorist nature of this organization.


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