Syria dismissed the UN Secretary General’s 11th annual report on ‘Children and Armed Conflict’ as “unprofessional, dishonest and motivated by incitement” as it is aimed at harming Syria and tarnishing its reputation and the extent of its abidance by its international commitments on child protection and preventing violence against them during armed conflicts.
Delivering Syria’s statement at an open UN Security Council session on Thursday, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari, voiced deep concern over the wrong information included in the report by the outgoing UNSG Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radica Komara Swami.
“We therefore reject all the allegations brought in the report on my country Syria and denounce politicizing this important humanitarian issue which is in the first place concerned with the children of my country,” said al-Jaafari.
He decried the report as lacking the evidence and facts and depending instead on mere media-based anti-Syria claims, wishing that the report’s makers would have at least taken into consideration the Syrian government’s point of view “which we have persisted in conveying it to Komara Swami since the beginning of the events and until the end of her mandate.” Continue reading
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has refused to condemn the abduction of 48 Iranians kidnapped by insurgents near the Syrian capital Damascus, Press TVreports.
When asked about the kidnapping, Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters on Monday that “I don’t have anything at the moment.”
On Saturday, 48 Iranian pilgrims, who were traveling on a bus from Damascus International Airport to the shrine of Hazrat Zainab (AS) on the outskirts of Damascus, were abducted by insurgents.
Unconfirmed media reports said three of 48 Iranian pilgrims abducted by insurgents have been killed.
Press TV asked Nesirky if Ban might somehow intervene before more hostages are killed. “I think it’s obvious that there are a number of players involved in this already and I don’t think I want to go to any more details at this point,” he said.
The insurgents had claimed that the hostages are members of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) by simply referring to their military discharge cards.
An informed official at Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday vehemently dismissed the reports by certain Arabic-language news networks that the Iranian pilgrims were military members.
Source: Press TV
UN Syria Resolution Signals Ebbing Western Legitimacy, Growing Western Aggression
by Tony Cartalucci
August 4, 2012 – Friday’s UN vote will no doubt be declared by the Western media as a resounding condemnation of Syria and a “universal” call for a “political transition” to install the US State Department’s stable of hand-picked and groomed administrative proxies. However, aside from CNN, BBC, and Qatari Al Jazeera’s ever-shrinking audiences, few on the planet will be convinced of these headlines.
The UN General Assembly has become an instrument of corporate-financier interests. Able to abuse the one-nation, one-vote structure of resolution votes, it can repeatedly pass “resolutions” despite nations representing over half the world’s population abstaining or voting against said resolutions. It should also be noted that Western representatives cast votes and produce “resolutions” without input or approval of their own populations – it is the very embodiment of the dysfunction brought about by overly centralized, unchecked supranational governance.
133 nations did indeed vote for the resolution tabled by the despotic absolute monarchs of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, both of whom are ironically conducting their own campaigns of brutal repression both at home, and in neighboring Bahrain – this not counting the overt weapons and militants they have sent into Syria to destabilize Syria in the first place. The hypocritical nature of the resolution’s sponsors is only outmatched by the feeble support it received. Should one actually analyze how many people were represented by the 133 nations that voted for the resolution, versus the 43 nations that did not support it, they would see a different story.
UN Vote is a Shift Away From Wall Street and London Continue reading
As reported by Reuters, it is now an openly admitted fact that foreign countries provide training, weapons, money and intelligence to the terrorist groups fighting in Syria. We were all aware of that since day 1 of the unrest. Though, nothing was confirmed. Until now.
Where is the corrupt and zionist controlled United Nations now? Shouldn’t they remind Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar that what they’re doing infriges international law, the UN charter and international conventions ?
The United Nations has just proven, once again, whose interest it serves…
Remember the Iraq war when French president Jacques Chiraq vetoed a resolution for an intervention? What did George Bush do? He went to war. And what did the UN do against they USA? Nothing !
Expose United Nations continuous lies & propaganda. Expose whose interests it serves. People need to understand that the United Nations has absolutely no legitimacy whatsoever to meddle in international nor national affairs. Its observers shouldn’t be in Syria. They should be in Palestine, in Iraq, in Afghanistan.
Two Syrian armed rebels on Mon, Jun 18, 2012
The discovery of caches of Israeli weapons in Syria’s Latakia Province, used as a hideout by armed groups, reinforces the notion that Israel is one of the forces inciting violence in Syria.
The weapons, which included machineguns, bombs, automatic rifles and explosive devices, were displayed on Syrian TV on June 15. The incident came two days after Israeli authorities took an official stance against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and endorsed armed gangs operating in Syria.
Over the past 15 months, Israeli officials were indirect in their approach, expressing their opposition to Assad through moves such as alleging the existence of non-conventional weapons in Syria. But the seizure of Israeli weapons by Syrian forces confirms the speculations that Tel Aviv was actively supporting the violence in the country.
The revelation is not surprising, though, given the stern anti-Israeli stance of Bashar Assad as well as that of his father and predecessor Hafez Assad. In 1973, Hafez fought Israeli forces and managed to regain control of parts of the Golan Heights. The territory was occupied by Israeli forces in 1967 and annexed in 1981. Hafez’s successor, Bashar, has been seeking to regain control of the rest of the territory, refusing to make any concessions to Tel Aviv.
In 2007, the Israeli air force invaded Syria and destroyed the al-Kibar site. Israel alleged Continue reading