Al-Moallem Calls on UN Officials to Commit Objectivity to Situation in Syria

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates, Minister Walid al-Moallem, stressed on the importance for the UN officials to be objective and precise in dealing with the situation in Syria; holding the armed terrorists responsible for hindering efforts to halt violence in Syria.

Meeting the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, and the accompanying delegation on Wednesday, al-Moallem reiterated Syria’s commitment to the plan of the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan and its full cooperation with the UN observer mission.

Al-Moallem underscored the importance of the international community’s support to Annan through obtaining cooperation of regional countries which have influence on the terrorist groups, “those countries which instigate, fund and harbor armed terrorist groups and encourage them to reject political work and not to lay down their arms.”

He said that Syria today is in a state of self-defense of its sovereignty and territorial unity, adding that at the same time Syria’s doors are open to those who want dialogue and the political solution. Continue reading