New York � Deputized charge d'affaires of Syria's permanent delegation at the UN Munzer Munzer affirmed that protection of civilians requires addressing the real and root causes of conflict and the growing threat represented by terrorism and occupation and bilateral conceive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people
In a speech at a UN Security Council to discuss (protection of civilians and medical care in armed conflicts) Munzer said that there are international parties still until today lack the political will to achieve that and are exploiting their economic power and political and international influence to inflame new areas of tension around the world instead of fulfilling their obligations to maintain the international peace and security and seek to eliminate terrorism.
He added that it is outrageous that these international parties persist with allowing themselves to accuse others of violating the international and humanitarian law, citing the United states, Britain, France and Saudi Arabia.
He stressed that the Syrian government is performing its constitutional duty of protecting its citizens and providing all the basic services and livelihood requirements for them, including the health, education and social care services.
Munzer pointed out that some countries have gone too far in lying and falsification of facts to the extent of supporting the so-called White Helmets group of militants in Syria and trying to promote it as an organization concerned with health and relief assistance, while they know that this group is involved in terrorist acts.
He added that this group enjoys political coverage and protection by some of the Security Council member states, who have always worked on exploiting the humanitarian situation in Syria in an immoral way, even though the reality of this group has been exposed by facts and events on the ground.
Munzer also renewed the Syrian delegation's stress on the need to provide protection to the civilians living under the Israeli occupation in the Syrian Golan and the other Arab territories occupied by Israel.
He made a particular reference to helping in establishing health facilities for those civilians as the occupation authorities refuse to set up a hospital for the Syrians in the Golan.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency