Syria supports UNSC resolution on deployment of monitors

A UN Security Council session in New York (file photo)

Syria has voiced support for the UN Security Council resolution on the deployment of observers to monitor the ceasefire brokered by the UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.

Syria’s UN envoy said on Saturday that Damascus is committed to implementing a six-point peace plan proposed by Annan, in an effort to bring an end to one-year unrest in the country.

Bashar Jaafari also called on regional countries to stop providing safe havens for armed groups.

He said such moves spread terrorism in Syria and countries that support armed gangs are responsible for the bloodshed.

Meanwhile, members of the United Nation Security Council approved a resolution that calls on the Syrian government to allow an advance team of up to 30 unarmed observers into Syria within days to monitor the ceasefire that took effect two days ago.

In violation of the ceasefire, armed groups in Syria launched rocket attacks on a neighborhood in the restive city of Homs today. The armed men also killed two government law enforcement officers who were on patrol.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March and many people, including security forces, have lost their lives in the violence.

The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing the protesters. But Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

Source: PressTV