Syrian FM: International Community Must Confront US Economic Terrorism
By Staff, Agencies
Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem asserted that combating terrorism should be an international responsibility, calling for the withdrawal of all foreign troops which are deployed in Syria illegitimately.
Al-Moallem made the remarks during a press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Tuesday.
He indicated that Syria has been facing the international terrorism since the year 2011 which has targeted the infrastructure and the economic development, indicating that priority in contributing to the reconstruction process in Syria will be given to the states which have stood by Syria in its war against terrorism.
Al-Moallem added that terrorism is a scourge that affects the whole international community and Syria is combating it on its territories on behalf of the whole world, expressing thanks for China for its stances in support of Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
The diplomat affirmed that Idlib is a Syrian province and the terrorist organizations in it will be eliminated, underlining the necessity of the withdrawal of all foreign troops which are deployed in Syria illegitimately.
Al-Moallem said that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group is in control of most areas in Idlib province and they take the civilians as human shields and it is the right and duty of the Syrian state to rid its citizens of terrorism as it fights organizations which the whole world has admitted that they are terrorists including the International Security Council which put “Jabhat al-Nusra” on its list of terrorist entities.
Al-Moallem reiterated that Syria will continue the serious work to find a political solution to the crisis.
He indicated that the unilateral measures imposed by the US side on Syria put it in the same trench with China in the face of this US economic terrorism which is imposed on Syria, China, Iran and Venezuela and other states, calling for standing in the face of that terrorism as it contradicts with the UN Charter, the international law and the bases of relations between states.
For his part, the Chinese Foreign Minister said “We held intensive talks and we exchanged viewpoints deeply on the bilateral relations between our two friendly countries.”
Wang affirmed the necessity of speeding up the process of reaching a political solution to the crisis in Syria through dialogue in parallel with continuing to combat terrorism in Idlib in which terrorists spread and they constitute a big danger.
He added that there should be a complete agreement among states on combating terrorism and mobilizing forces to deal a deadly blow to terrorism, and to give up the selfish political goals.
He called upon the international community to help the Syrian people get rid of the repercussions of the terrorist war.