Envoy: antiSyria sanctions economic terrorism
Tehran, Head of the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic to Astana 12 talks Bashar alJaafari said that the final statement of Astana 12 round included positive points which were discussed for the first time.
During a press conference at the conclusion of the talks in Nur Sultan (Astana) on Friday, alJaafari added that the agenda of the 12th round was rich and focused on the fight against terrorism, SANA reported.
There is terrorism in Idleb, which is recognized by everyone, including those who attended the Astana meetings, even the Turkish delegation, because that delegation admits that 85% of terrorists in Idleb are from Jabhat alNusra, and everyone knows that the Turkish regime supports this terror organization and other groups affiliated to it in Idleb, he said stressed.
AlJaafari affirmed that Turkish side should ensure the separation of terrorist groups from moderate armed groups and remove the terrorist organizations from Idleb.
He noted that the Sochi agreement stipulates for the Turkish side to withdraw terrorist groups to the west by 1520 km in order to reopen the AleppoIdlebDamascus highway and clear that area of terrorists, but Turkey has not implemented this.
AlJaafari said that all the unilateral coercive economic measures by the United States and the European Union against Syria are illegal because they were not issued by the UN Security Council, considering those measures as an economic terrorism added to the diplomatic and political terrorism carried out by these countries.
He said that the dilemma in the Astana talks is represented by the lack of seriousness of the Turkish side in fulfilling its pledges and commitments.
AlJaafari reiterated that the presence of American, French, British, and Turkish forces on the Syrian territory without the Syrian government's request is illegal and they must leave Syria immediately.
He stressed that Turkey now occupies about 6,000 square kilometers of Syrian territory in the north of the country, including Efrin, Jarablos, and other towns, not to mention Idleb, and is now constructing a 70kmlong wall to separate Manbej from Aleppo and imposing Turkish language in Syrian school, which makes Turkey's occupation of Syrian territory four times worse than Israeli occupation in terms of area.
He underlined that the Turkish regime provided terrorist organizations in Idleb with dozens of rocket launchers and toxic materials to use against civilians and accuse the Syrian Arab Army of doing that, and that terrorists are currently stockpiling chemicals in Idleb with the intent of using them if the Syrian Arab Army and its allies decide to liberate the province from terrorism.
A meeting for terrorist organizations in Idleb was held a few days ago in the border town of Atma with Turkish directives and in the presence of Turkish intelligence, which gave instructions on how to act if the Syrian Arab Army and its allies set out to liberate Idleb from terrorism, alJaafari added.
Syria will not allow anyone to work towards dividing it, and this is a red line, and these policies which violate international law will not succeed in any part of Syria he said.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA