Syrian Arab News Agency
Al-Hamwi: UNHRC resolution on human rights in Syria full of lies and fabricated events
Jun 14, 2013
by, H. Sabbagh
Ambassador Fayssal al-Hamwi
During a session for discussing the aforementioned resolution, al-Hamwi pointed out that the resolution completely disregards the presence of mercenaries and jihadists from over 40 countries, adding that these mercenaries and jihadists are trained, funded and brought into Syria by some of the very countries who are sponsoring the draft resolution.
Syria's representative said that Syria no longer acknowledges any role of the Arab League, because the League has become a partner in the crisis under the pressure and influence exerted upon it by Qatar.
He stressed that this resolution completely undermines UN General Assembly No. 46/182 which is considered by all countries to be a reference point in the field of humanitarian aid, giving the exclusive right to supervise humanitarian aid to specific country.
Al-Hamwi warned against such blatant hijacking as any country could become subject to it at any time, adding that the fatal mistake committed by the resolution is encouraging the arming of jihadist terrorists.
He wondered if those who shell Lebanese territories, abduct bishops and Lebanese pilgrims, and execute a 14 year-old boy in front of his parents need the support of the UNHRC.
Syria's representative noted that at the head of the sponsors of this spiteful resolution is Qatar, which is spending billions of dollars on supporting extremists and jihadists and interfering in the internal affairs of several countries, all while it refrains from spending a single dollar on spreading democracy and supporting human rights within its own borders, pointing out that Qatar still has no constitution, parliament, elections or political parties.
Al-Hamwi denounced the US support and promotion for this resolution through pressuring UNHRC member countries, all while the US claims to cooperate with Russian-UN efforts to hold an international conference on Syria to seek a political solution, stressing that this is a shameful and illogical contradiction.
He said that after the international investigation committee said it had evidence of terrorists' use of Sarin gas, it quickly recanted this statement within a few hours, and therefore Syria and several other countries no longer trust this committee which continues to refuse referring to the role played by Qatar and Turkey in escalating the crisis in Syria.
Al-Hamwi said the resolution constitutes a unilateral colonialist bill of custody targeting a sovereign, independent country, warning that it will have negative repercussions on ongoing international efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria.
He appealed to countries to refrain from supporting this resolution because it sends a message that supports extremism and terrorism, constitutes a serious threat to humanitarian conditions in Syria, and encourages divisions in the Syrian community. However, the UNHRC passed the resolution, in which it condemned the "interference of foreign fighters in Syria" in a clearly biased manner, as the resolution contained an article on "fighters on behalf of the regime" in a clear sign of siding with the armed terrorist groups.
The resolution was opposed by seven countries and approved by 37 countries known for their hostile positions towards the Syrian people.
It should be noted that world intelligence and media reports confirm the presence of thousands of foreign mercenaries fighting alongside the armed groups in Syria, while the German Die Welt newspaper recently said that Syrians compose no more than 5% of the so-called "Free Army" while 95% of it consists of extremists who came to Syria to partake in "jihad" under official support of Arab Gulf countries.