Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Al-Miqdad: The US and European sanctions are targeting the Syrian people


The World – Syria

Al-Miqdad stressed in a videoconference in front of the high-level segment during the 46th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva today that those who claim that these coercive measures do not affect ordinary citizens lie because they only affect these citizens in the first place in their basic needs, again Syria’s determination to continue fighting terrorism and practicing Its legal right to terminate any illegal presence on its territory.

At the outset of his speech, Al-Miqdad said that the institutional building package agreed upon by the member states of the United Nations upon the establishment of the Human Rights Council contributed to establishing a delicate balance to enable the Council to discuss human rights situations in all countries through a positive dialogue that respects the privacy and cultural and civilizational diversity of our contemporary world and based on Technical cooperation to help countries build their capacities according to their national priorities.

Al-Miqdad added: After fifteen years of establishing this council, we regret that Western countries continue to use the council’s platform and mechanisms to impose an approach based on double standards and selectivity in dealing with human rights, accusing states that are inconsistent with their political orientations and stigmatizing them as violating human rights and taking that as a pretext to interfere in their affairs. Interior.

Some of those who adopted the draft resolutions related to Syria and others are among the governments that violate human rights the most

Al-Miqdad explained that the initiatives directed against Syria by some countries within this council during the past ten years represent the clearest example of how to invest the decisions of individual countries to establish politicized mechanisms and organize sessions that are overshadowed by various forms of disinformation, incitement and double standards that only contribute to spreading terrorism and said: Unfortunately, some of those who adopted draft resolutions related to Syria and others are among the most violating governments.

Al-Miqdad pointed out that terrorism continues to be at the forefront of global challenges facing the United Nations and its member states, with its adoption of multiple and new patterns, and its risks are increasing as some countries professionalize and use it and direct it to destroy entire countries, civilizations and societies by investing the results to cover their crimes under the rubric of human rights through another closely related industry. No less dangerous than the fake news industry.

Al-Miqdad indicated that the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic, which involved security, economic, educational, humanitarian and food suffering, some of its chapters are still continuing in light of the relentless pursuit by some countries to exploit the suffering of the Syrians by promoting misleading information, issuing reports and decisions, and holding sessions aimed at exerting political pressure on the government. The Syrian government refused to acknowledge that terrorism created and employed by these countries is the root cause of this suffering.

Syria is determined to continue fighting terrorism and to exercise its legal right to end any illegal presence on its territory

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates stressed that Syria is determined to continue fighting terrorism and to exercise its legal right to end any illegal presence on its territory.

Al-Miqdad said: In light of the Turkish, American and Israeli occupation, terrorist groups and separatist “Qasd” militias continue to commit gross and systematic violations of human rights in the service of the interests of their operators and supporters. Water cuts as a collective punishment for a million citizens in Hasaka Governorate is one of the examples of the grave and systematic violations committed by the Turkish occupation forces and their groups. Terrorist on the Syrian territory.

Al-Miqdad added: After liberating most of the Syrian lands from terrorism, state institutions are working to rebuild what terrorism has destroyed and to create an environment conducive to the return of all Syrians in dignity and voluntarily to their cities, villages and towns. The Refugee Conference that was held late last year came as part of the Syrian state’s efforts to create the appropriate ground for the return of refugees. Syrians, and to cooperate with countries and institutions willing to support our efforts in this field.

Al-Miqdad continued: Contrary to the calls made by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the High Commissioner for Human Rights to lift unilateral coercive measures to enable the target countries to face the health risks of the (Covid 19) pandemic and overcome its negative economic, social and living effects, the United States and the European Union resorted to imposing more unilateral coercive measures. On the Syrian people.

Whoever claims that coercive measures do not affect ordinary citizens is lying

Al-Miqdad asserted that those who claim that these measures do not affect ordinary citizens lie because coercive measures only affect these citizens in the first place, in their basic needs, pointing out that unilateral coercive measures are one of the clearest examples of gross and systematic violations of human rights that affect the peoples of the countries targeted by these illegal measures. .

Al-Miqdad stressed that the abolition of these measures is a basic guarantee for removing grave challenges to the full realization of human rights. Therefore, the Syrian Arab Republic calls on the Human Rights Council to place the grave, systematic and widespread violations resulting from them as a top priority.

Al-Miqdad said .. With the conclusion of the meetings of the fifth round of the constitution discussion committee, which was held with the facilitation of the United Nations in Geneva recently, I would like to reiterate that the committee is the lady of itself and the exclusive decision-maker to decide on its course of action and the results that it can reach, and that its success in the task entrusted to it requires Commitment to the conduct of this process under the leadership and ownership of Syria, non-interference in its affairs by any party whatsoever, and respect for the exclusive right of the Syrian people to determine the future of their country.

Al-Miqdad indicated that the Israeli occupation is still continuing its systematic violations of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Arab Golan through discriminatory and repressive practices that violate established and stable principles in international law confirmed by the arsenal of United Nations resolutions that are still subject to disregard for force. The occupation list and its supporters.

Al-Miqdad continued .. From here, we renew our full support for the seventh item of the council’s agenda, which is organically linked to the continuation of the Israeli occupation and the escalation of its violations.

The inalienable right of the Syrian Arab Republic in the occupied Syrian Golan is a right guaranteed by international references and solid foundations

Al-Miqdad emphasized that the inalienable right of the Syrian Arab Republic in the occupied Syrian Golan is a right guaranteed by international references and firm and agreed upon principles in international law, and that the unilateral actions that try to exploit the exceptional circumstances that we are going through in order to go against this reality are measures that are null and void and illusions that have no legal value.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said … Syria renews its firm support for the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital on the borders of June 4, 1967, while ensuring the right of refugees to return in implementation of the relevant United Nations resolutions and its support for the liberation of what remains of the occupied Lebanese lands.

Al-Miqdad pointed out in the conclusion of his speech that international cooperation based on respect for the provisions of the United Nations Charter is the cornerstone of protecting and promoting human rights, and Syria is ready to continue joint work within the framework of the Council in a way that strengthens its role as an international mechanism to promote universal respect for human rights in accordance with the principles of neutrality, objectivity and inclusiveness.



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