SANA English Bulletin
February 12, 2012
DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad said that the sides which are betting on Syria’s downfall are making a losing bet.
In a meeting with a delegation of Arab and foreign journalists, Dr. Mikdad added that Syria will remain strong thanks to the reform process led by President Bashar al-Assad.
He pointed out that after a short period there will be a referendum on the new constitution, adding that parliamentary elections are due to be held with the participation of all political powers in Syria.
“The continuing crimes committed by the armed terrorist groups against the civilians prove that these groups and the sides supporting them don’t seek security and reforms in Syria and that they will continue their conspiratorial scheme against Syria.” He said.
Dr. Mikdad highlighted that the Russian and Chinese veto at the UN Security Council (UNSC) stems from their belief in rejecting foreign interference in the countries’ internal affairs, solving issues in peaceful ways and respecting the UN Charter.
Mikdad added that the misleading media campaign escalated against Syria before the last UN Security Council’s session in an attempt to affect the public opinion and the international stances.
“This escalation started after the Arab League mission submitted its report to the Arab League. Despite the report being professional and objective, the Arab Ministerial Committee didn’t study the report because it didn’t satisfy some countries in the region and at the UNSC.” He added.
He stressed that Syria provided all facilitation to the Arab League observers mission and didn’t interfere in its work.
He said that the twin terrorist attacks committed in Aleppo which claimed the lives of dozens of soldiers and civilians didn’t result in any condemnation from the sides that pretend to be fighting terrorism, adding that this fact proves the double standards of these countries.
Mikdad said that some neighboring countries are funding and providing safe haven to the armed terrorist groups, adding that “Later, Syria will provide the documents and will ask these countries to hand over these groups and their leaders and pay compensation for the losses in lives and in properties.”
The media delegation included journalists and correspondents from Russian, Chinese, Venezuelan, German, US and Arab agencies and channels.
M. Nassr/ H. Sabbagh
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