BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar Al-Ja’afari, told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) operation in Idlib is a response to Turkey’s violation of the September 17th, 2018 Sochi Agreement, which called on the withdrawal of all extremist groups from the deescalation zone in northwestern Syria.

During the emergency meeting at the UNSC, Dr. Ja’afari justified the Syrian military operations in Idlib, as he accused Turkey of harboring Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) inside the governorate.

Dr. Ja’afari discussed U.N. Article 51, which the Mexican delegation brought, pointing out that Turkey was the only country to oppose it.

The Syrian delegate said the reason for Turkey’s opposition is because it goes against their military presence inside the country.

He criticized the western nations at the Security Council by pointing out that Idlib is Syrian territory and not part of their countries.

“Idlib is inside of Syria, not California or any foreign territory,” Dr. Ja’afari said.

Lastly, the Syrian delegate lashed out at the United Kingdom’s delegation, accusing them of killing more than one million people in Iraq, while also plundering their oil.

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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-02-29 02:10

Art.51 of UN Charter : “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defence shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain… Read more »

Atatürk
Atatürk
2020-02-29 06:14

Turkey is an aggressor in the region, that occupies Cyprus as well. Erdogan has bit more than he can chew, and Putin is not to be messed around with. The sooner Turkey is freed from the dictator Erdogan, the better it is for their people. Turkey used to be the land of Atatürk, and its people deserve better.

Koray
Koray
2020-02-29 06:33

Return of a healthy democracy in Turkey is in the interest of all. The current dictatorship needs to removed so that freedom of speech and of press is restored. Turkey needs to restore its former glory.