DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry called on the international community, particularly the Security Council, to deal with complete seriousness with the French role which is hindering the halting of violence and terrorism in Syria and encouraging terrorists to carry on with their massacres against the innocent civilians, including the terrorist attacks, the latest of which took place last Sunday in Bab Touma Square in Damascus claiming the lives of 13 Syrian citizens, mostly women and children.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Tuesday that the continuation of this French policy threatens peace and security in Syria, the region and the world as it proceeds “at a time when the UN is working hard through its envoy to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria by means of bringing violence and terrorism to a halt.”
“The French role in support of violence and terrorism in Syria is a continuation of the colonialist heritage of some French governments which we have worked to overcome for years since Syria’s independence,” the Ministry said in its statement.
It highlighted that “both the former and current French governments have continued their flagrant defiance of the international law and the UN Charter as well as France’s commitments as a permanent member of the Security Council through the support being provided to the armed terrorist gangs in Syria in various material and financial forms.”
The statement pointed out that the French role was clearly manifested through France’s hosting of many meetings for the Syrian gunmen and their supporters on the French land, including the meeting of the so-called ‘revolutionary civil councils’ which “aims at no other thing than dividing Syria, undermining its sovereignty and territorial integrity and the killing of its sons.”
The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry emphasized that the government of the Syrian Arab Republic has tried to be calm while confronting this French interference in its internal affairs.
This interference, the Ministry said, “was represented in daily repeated statements by the French Presidency and Foreign Ministry that carried nothing but hatred, lying and falsification regarding the events taking place in the Syrian arena.”
The statement also cited in this regard the French security apparatuses’ attempts to make deals with the terrorists and some neighbouring countries to stoke the situation in Syria and target the Syrian state and its main components.
The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry concluded its statement by stressing that “the Syrian people won’t forgive France and the other countries that are encouraging the violence and terrorism in Syria and tightening the economic siege on its people.”
It also reiterated that these crimes are considered crimes against humanity, and therefore punishable by the international law, in addition to being a blatant violation of the sovereignty of Syria whose people have struggled to maintain.