Since the very beginning of the Syrian Crisis, the western countries and their regional stooges worked hard to silence the Syrian narrative of the events and enforce their invented fabricated views to further the goal of destroying Syria. One of the outspoken voices is Dr. Bashar Jaafari, Syrian permanent ambassador to the United Nations.
In most of the times Dr. Jaafari starts speaking some technical glitches happen at the United Nations Security Council and his speech is not seen, heard and in many times not even distributed in prints. In most of the times as well, his speech will be interpreted wrongly by the instant translators. Luckily, Dr. Jaafari speaks a number of languages and addresses these faults directly embarrassing Syria’s foes.
On 28 May 2015 during the session discussing the humanitarian situation in Syria, Dr. Bashar Jaafari delivers one of his powerful speeches that should be heard, read, distributed and used against the warmongers propaganda. Watch and understand:
Following is the full text:
Dr. Bashar Jaafari, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations:
‘I would like to thank you, Madam President, for convening this important meeting on the humanitarian situation in my country Syria.
We have repeatedly stated in this Chamber and beyond that the humanitarian crisis in Syria cannot end if we do not deal with the root of the problem, which is the spread of foreign-backed terrorism. In addition to support a political solution through a Syrian-Syrian dialogue under Syrian leadership, without foreign intervention. That is the substance of the Geneva (1) communiqué (S/2012/522, annex), Kofi Annan’s six-point plan and what we achieved at the Geneva II talks, as well as the first and second Moscow conferences. It is the only serious path to ending what is called the crisis in Syria and to improving the humanitarian situation in a tangible, genuine and sustainable manner.
The people’s suffering cannot be completely alleviated simply by providing some humanitarian aid in one region or another, although we are fully aware of the importance of providing such assistance & its role of alleviating the suffering in the areas affected.
The developments of events have proved us right, since despite the fact that six humanitarian response plans were adopted in cooperation with the Syrian Government, taken all together they have still been unable to end the humanitarian crisis.
In fact, we have seen new humanitarian crises develop in some previously safe areas in the wake of the incursions by some terrorist groups, such as we have seen in Palmyra, Idlib, Jisr Al-Shughur lately, and today in the city of Ariha, in Idlib. That has resulted in the killing or displacement of a large number of innocent Syrians and robbed them of their livelihoods and dignity. It confirms once again that the humanitarian crisis, including the issues of internal displacement and refugees abroad, has occurred only in areas entered by armed terrorist organizations.
It is therefore crucial that the Security Council’s resolutions on fighting terrorism be implemented, particularly resolutions 2170 (2014), 2178 (2014) and 2199 (2015), along with resolution 1624 (2005), which prohibits incitement to terrorism, and that they be implemented in full cooperation and coordination with the Syrian Government. That would put an end to the alliance between Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia that supports, finances and arms the terrorist groups and which is supported politically and in the media by its paymasters and foreign sponsors.
But the problem is that some influential States are not serious about fighting terrorism, especially terrorism as it is practiced by ISIS and organizations affiliated with it. That is proved by the pressure exerted by some countries to prevent any coordination between Syria and Iraq in fighting ISIS.
That policy was made manifest this morning when the General Assembly adopted resolution 69/281, on saving Iraqi artifacts. Syria was a sponsor of that resolution. However, Western countries threatened Iraq by saying that if Syrian artifacts were mentioned, the draft resolution would not be adopted – as if Iraqi heritage were different from Syrian heritage, or ISIS in Syria were different from ISIS in Iraq, and as if those benefiting from destroying the civilization & heritage in the two countries were two separate parties with no affiliation with each other. That general problem is also confirmed by the fact that ISIS continues to expand and obtain weapons and attract new recruits to its ranks.
The percentage of foreign fighters in ISIS increased to 70 per cent after the adoption of resolution 2178 (2014), 70% was the increase in numbers of terrorists entering Syria after the adoption of resolution 2178 (2014).
That was in the testimony of the Security Council’s Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, established pursuant to resolution 1526 (2004) about the foreign terrorist fighters phenomenon, In paragraph 33 of its recent report on foreign terrorist fighters (S/2015/358), the Monitoring Team, the Council’s own experts, confirmed that the primary movement routes of foreign terrorists into Syria and Iraq ran through Turkey and, to a lesser degree, Jordan and Lebanon.
Many Council member States often affirm, both inside & outside the Council, — as do the Secretary General and the senior staff of the Secretariat — that the only possible solution to the crisis in Syria is a political rather than a military one. However, it is obvious that this is simply a slogan for political and media consumption.
How can we speak of a political solution when, as we heard just two days ago, the Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs states that his country has an agreement with the United States to provide air support to terrorist groups in Syria? How can they claim to be rejecting a military solution when they are providing support to terrorists and opening training camps for them in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan, in the name of a moderate Syrian armed opposition?
However, the real question we have for those States and for their representatives in this Chamber is this: Where is that moderate armed opposition on the map of Syria? Is it in Palmyra, in Idlib, in Jisr Al-Shughur or Derizor? Or maybe in Qalamoun, on our border with Lebanon? And what is the fate of the weapons and funds supplied to that moderate armed opposition? It is no longer possible to continue misleading, defrauding and hiding behind the slogan of a moderate armed opposition order to justify supporting terrorism.
How can a Chechen, Australian, British, US, German, French, Moroccan and Libyan citizens be part of a moderate Syrian opposition? It is very simple.
Things have become crystal clear. There is no lawful terrorism and sinful terrorism — no halal and haram — as there is no moderate and extremist terrorism. There are terrorist movements on the ground committing atrocious crimes the support or acquiescence of some influential countries within and outside the Council.
There is ISIS, Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups that are allied with those two organizations & cooperate and work with them, and practice their practices.
Was it not ISIS that stormed Palmyra? Was it not the Al-Nusra Front that stormed Idlib and Jisr Al-Shughur recently, and the town of Ariha today, but using the name Jaish Al-Fatah? Of course, before it was the Jaish Al-Fatah it was known as the Al-Shamiya Front, and before that, it was known as the Syrian Front, the Syrian Revolutionaries, the Hazam Movement, and so on as in a Hollywood series in which we see one episode after another.
Did not the Qatari Al-Jazeera television channel yesterday invite Al-Julani, the commander of the terrorist Al-Nusra Front, so that he could preach us that there is now sharia law in Syria, and so that Qatar, in turn, inform us in that interview that the terrorist Al-Nusra Front is a form of moderate terrorism that can be “laundered” just as mafia gangs launder dirty money? And after all that, there are still some who speak of a moderate armed opposition.
Tomorrow we shall observe some saying that the Security Council must remove the Al-Nusra Front from the lists of terrorist entities. I wager before all of you that this will happen soon.
Once again, the latest report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) contains many omissions and serious errors.
Today we sent two identical letters to the President of the Security Council and to the Secretary-General in that regard.
However, I shall only mention here that all the allegations contained in the report against the Syrian Government are based on undisclosed sources The report uses the term “reportedly” 15 times when allegations were made against the Syrian Government, but no information is provided regarding the source of those reports or their credibility.
Even worse, the report goes further than that and makes allegations against the Syrian Government, including that it uses so-called barrel bombs, without even once using the term “reportedly”, as if that matter was a proven fact.
That is exactly what happened with regard to crimes in which terrorists, aided by Turkey, used chemical substances in Khan Al-Assel and other localities, and when chlorine gas and sarin gas were used in other areas.
How can reports by the Secretary General make allegations against the Government of a State Member of the United Nations without basing them on reliable sources and without reading, taking note of or referring to the reports, letters, evidences and testimonies submitted by the Syrian Government during the past four years?
This is a very serious precedent that will undermine what remains of the credibility of the Secretariat its handling of humanitarian issues in Syria, unless it takes the credible and rapid action required to avoid such a situation.
I should also like to draw attention to the fact that the report fails to mention that the Turkish Government has allowed thousands of trucks to enter Syria illegally through checkpoints used by United Nations convoys bringing in humanitarian aid, and has used them to transport terrorists, weapons and dangerous materials to armed terrorist groups in Syria. That has endangered the United Nations convoys themselves — as we warned Ms. Amos when she asked the Security Council to adopt resolutions 2165 (2014).
Furthermore, the unilateral economic measures imposed on the Syrian people are yet another cause of their humanitarian suffering. Those unjust and illegal measures must therefore be lifted and the funding gap for humanitarian activities in Syria be addressed. Only 17 per cent of the funding required for the 2015 Strategic Response Plan has been raised.
This proves, once again, that certain countries, including, first and foremost, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and certain Western countries, only want to use the humanitarian crisis in Syria as a bargaining chip, as a means of political extortion, and to further their own interventionist agendas. The Syrian Government has cooperated with the United Nations to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance to all civilians.
On 9 April, it agreed to most of the requests made by the United Nations and other international organizations to ensure the provision of aid to certain unstable areas.
As of 27 May, that is to say as of yesterday, even though the Syrian Government has granted permission for joint United Nations agency convoys to transport humanitarian assistance to difficult-to-reach or unstable areas, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has been able to provide only 30 per cent of what has been authorized.
The Syrian Government is, moreover, now considering requests for permission to be granted for more joint convoys.
Let me say one final word. I hope this was a problem of interpretation, but while she was addressing the Council, I heard the Under-Secretary-General say “on behalf of the Syrian people”. This is what the interpreter said.
On behalf of my Government, I cannot allow the Under-Secretary-General to present herself to the Security Council saying that she is speaking on behalf of the Syrian people. She is a representative of the Secretariat and this international Organization. This oversteps her mandate and the functions of Secretariat staff members. She is not Syrian and she has no post in Syria that allows her to speak on behalf of the Syrian people.
Thank you.’ – End of Dr. Jaafari’s speech.
How would you feel if Syria, or any other country, supports a ‘moderate opposition’ in your country the type of the one in Syria?