The United Nations General Assembly voted on a biased and politicized non - binding draft resolution on Syria. The resolution contradicts the reality, backs terrorism in Syria as it hinders the international efforts to help achieve a political solution to the crisis in this country. 107 states voted in favor of the resolution, 12 against which are Russia, China, Iran, Bolivia, Cuba, the DPRK, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Belarus, voted against the resolution while 59 countries, mostly from Africa and Latin America, abstained from voting. The resolution ignores the crimes and atrocities committed by the armed terrorist groups in Syria and the flow of thousands of international terrorists backed by the West, Gulf states and Turkey who provide them with weapons and money. The resolutions ignores all the terrorists ' heinous crimes and denounces what it called " the escalation of the attacks by the Syrian government ". Al - Jaafari: We Regret over the Adoption of Biased and
Unbalanced Resolution Syria ' s permanent Envoy to the UN Bashar al - Jaafari said his country regrets over the adoption of a biased and unbalanced UN resolution, thanking the countries that rejected the resolution for their responsible positions which support the UN principles and the international law articles. In a statement released after the vote on the UN draft resolution on Syria, al - Jaafari said that the decrease in the number of countries that voted in favor and the increase of numbers of those who abstained from voting indicates the growing international understanding of the reality of what is happening in Syria of th foreign interference, support of terrorism, the spread of extremism and incitement besides the refusal of dialogue. " We rely on the UN and its member states to support Syria and its people against the culture of extremism and terrorism, and to encourage the comprehensive national dialogue to peacefully resolve the Syrian crisis, " he said. " We expect the UN to,
carefully, read the map of current events in our region away from the interests of certain countries within or outside the region to safeguard the principles of international law and protect the Syrian people ' s aspirations, " he added. He said that everyone should realize that although Qatar had submitted the draft resolution, but it was not a Qatari project, indicating that " Qatar was a tool of execution. " Al - Jaafari expressed surprise at the Secretary - General ' s appreciation of the help provided by Qatar and others in securing the release of the four peacekeepers, despite the involvement of Qatari intelligence in kidnapping the four Filipino peacekeepers operating within UNDOF contingent in the occupied Golan. He wondered how to Qatar to have such effect on the terrorist groups that had kidnapped members of the peacekeeping forces if it was not involved with these groups. Al - Jaafari stressed that it is no longer a secret for any one the involvement of Saudi Arabia, Qatar
and Turkey in funding jihadist terrorism coming to Syria through borders with the neighboring countries. " The UN envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, in his last speech at the UN Security Council, stressed the existence of 40.000 foreign terrorists shedding the blood on the Syrian territories including more than a thousand Europeans belonging to al - Qaeda, " he said. Al - Jafari confirmed the unprecedented hypocrisy of the French government, wondering how France claims that it wages war against al - Qaeda linked terrorist groups in Africa and the coast region while it encourages, sponsors and supports the same terrorist groups in Syria. He said that the French delegation had foiled the issuance of a number of UN press releases to condemn the terrorist acts committed by al - Qaeda - linked armed groups in Syria which claimed the lives of thousands of Syrians as it foiled a UN release to condemn the attempt of assassination of the Syrian Premier. Al - Jaafari concluded by saying that since the fight against
terrorism in France is legal, so it is legal all over the world. " We, in Syria, are fighting the same terrorism which the French government is fighting. " Al - Jaafari: Draft Resolution Submitted to General Assembly Seeks to Inflame Situation in Syria Earlier, al - Jaafari said that the draft resolution on Syria submitted to the General Assembly seeks to inflame situation in Syria, adding " it represents swimming against stream in light of the Russian - US rapprochement which was welcomed by Syria. " " It is surprising that the draft resolution was presented within the item titled - prevention of the outbreak of armed conflicts - while the context of the draft totally contradicts this noble address as it has sought to escalate the crisis and instigate violence in Syria through creating a dangerous precedent in the international relations, which try to give legitimacy to offering weapons to the armed terrorist groups in Syria, " al - Jaafari said in a speech at the UN General
Assembly session to discuss a draft resolution ion Syria. He added that the coalition which Qatar Envoy has talked about is divided and it is a side which doesn ' t even represent the opposition parties, it is a small faction of the external opposition which was founded in Qatar, adding that the heinous crimes, kidnappings, assassinations and the destruction of the sanctities by the terrorists are a little of what is going on in Syria. " Giving Syria seat to al - Doha coalition in the Arab League and the attempt to get the UN involved by giving a delusive representation to it aim at breaking off the road in front of the solution to the crisis and tearing down the Syrian state, " al - Jaafari said. " We bring your attention to the destructive role of the Arab League, led by Qatar and Saudi Arabia in addition to Turkey against Syria as the Arab League has given legitimacy to provide the terrorists with weapons, " al - Jaafari added. He affirmed that it was surprising that some countries
which pretend seeking democracy and freedom to Syria confiscate the right of the Syrian people in electing their representatives and leadership. " Each time the signs of a political solution have occur in Syria, the terrorist acts increase and the steps of a number of countries accelerate to abort this approach, " al - Jaafari added. Al - Jaafari added that hundreds of terrorist acts have claimed huge numbers of innocent civilians, pointing out that terrorist organizations are active in Syria, and their overtly pledged allegiance to al - Qaeda. He went on to say that thousands of extremist and mercenary terrorists, who came to Syria under the supervision of international intelligence, have come in response to al - Qaeda leader ' s call to destroy the Syrian state and establish an " Islamic caliphate ". He stressed that the UN has documented operations for smuggling various types of weapons into Syria from Libya and other places, in addition to barbarian and unprecedented crimes and
violations of human rights perpetrated by the armed terrorist groups in Syria. He added that systematic assassinations and kidnapping operations against Muslim and Christian scholars and the destruction of the oldest synagogue in the region were perpetrated by the armed terrorist groups. Al - Jaafari pointed out that the " Syrian National Coalition " which was invented in Qatar includes theoretically at least 63 members, but practically it includes only 53 members because those who invented this extremist coalition which opposes dialogue have left 10 vacant seats to be occupied by secularists from the Syrian opposition, adding that the Qataris and their allies have not yet found ten secular people from the Syrian opposition to be part of this coalition. He stressed that the Syrian Government dealt positively with all initiatives to resolve the crisis in Syria peacefully, reiterating that the Syrian government is committed to the issue of the comprehensive national dialogue under the leadership of
Syria. Chinese Representative to UN: China Believes in Political Solution to Resolve Crisis Chinese Permanent Representative to UN, Li Baodong, stressed that China believes in the political solution to the crisis in Syria, stressing that Syria ' s future will be decided by the Syrian people without foreign interference. Addressing the UN General Assembly, the Chinese representative said that China is concerned about the resolution which will be presented for voting, calling for solving the crisis in Syria. He said that the result is not in favor of the Syrian people, regional countries and the international community in general, adding that the international community should respect the independence and territorial integrity of Syria. " China urges the Syrian government and opposition to fulfill their commitments and stop violence to start political talks as soonest, " the Chinese representative stated. Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN: UNGA Draft Resolution on Syria Aggravates
Situation Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Alexander Pankin, stressed that the UNGA draft resolution on Syria is " irresponsible, unconstructive, and it aggravates the situation in Syria, in addition to hindering the international efforts to implement the Geneva Communiqué. " Addressing the UNGA session, Pankin said, " the Russian delegation regrets presenting this draft resolution that aggravates the crisis in Syria. " He added that Russia opposes the draft resolution because it promotes the so - called " National Coalition for Revolutionary and Opposition Forces " as the only legitimate representative for the Syrian people. Pankin noted that accepting the Arab League ' s decisions which were made last March means legitimatization of arming the opposition.
Iranian Representative to UN: Draft Resolution Undermines Efforts to Find Peaceful Solution to Crisis in Syria
Iranian permanent Representative to the UN Mohammad Khazaee stressed that the draft resolution on Syria submitted to the General Assembly undermines efforts exerted on the international level to reach peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria, adding that the draft deviated from principles of the international law and UN Charter.
" Iran refuses the draft resolution on Syria because it doesn ' t indicate to Israeli aggression on Syria as a flagrant violation, which jeopardizes regional and international security, and it is considered a violation of the UN Charter, especially the items regarding banning the use of force against any member state, " Iranian representative said in a speech in front of the General Assembly.
He added that the UN role should be to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria, while the draft resolution doesn ' t help bringing the two sides to end the crisis peacefully, adding that the draft resolution undermines the efforts of the special envoy of the UN to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.
He pointed out that the armed terrorist groups are the side which used chemical weapons, causing the killing and injury of several citizens and this was affirmed by the UN Human Rights envoy Carla Del Ponte.
South Africa ' s UN Envoy: Such Resolution Worsen the Situation in Syria
In turn, South Africa ' s UN envoy, Dumisani Kumalo, said that his country was disappointed with this resolution depicting it as " unacceptable, unbalanced and biased to one side, "
" Such resolution would worsen the situation in Syria, " he affirmed.
He reiterated his country ' s commitment to Syria ' s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, stressing that the only solution to reach a peaceful solution, is through the implementation of the Geneva statement which was supported by the international community including the Security Council.
Venezuelan Permanent Representative, Jorge Valero, depicted as " biased, politicized and unbalanced " the draft resolution on Syria, saying it hinders dialogue violates Syrian sovereignty, fuels the situation in the region.
" It would have dangerous consequences on the world ' s security and stability. " Valero said.
The representative of Bolivia stressed his country ' s rejection of the draft resolution since " it is hampering the efforts of a peaceful solution carried out by Russia and the United States and the UN Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.
He stressed that the draft resolution is unbalanced and biased and doesn ' t reflect the reality. " It doesn ' t hold the opposition groups responsible for the atrocities committed in Syria rather than it tries to legitimize these groups and their crimes. "
Bolivia ' s Representative said that the approval of the draft resolution also means giving priority to the war crimes and the escalation of violence in Syria, rather than giving it to build a long - term peace.
For his part, Representative of Tanzania, Daudi Mwakawago, said the draft resolution does not put an end to the violence and bloodshed in Syria, which must be stopped, warning that the flow of arms and terrorist groups to Syria pose a threat to stability in the region.
The DPRK Ambassador to the UN, So Se Pyong, rejected the draft resolution because it is a breach of the UN Charter and the rules of international law, stressing the need to respect the sovereignty of Syria in accordance with the UN Charter.
Nicaragua also rejected the draft resolution as it does not help resolve the crisis in Syria, but encourages war and continuing violence.
In turn, the Representative of Ecuador rejected the draft resolution since it violates the sovereignty of Syria and increases the bloodshed and legitimizes the illegitimate behaviors.
For his part, the representative of Cuba rejected the draft resolution on Syria because it does not lead a political solution to the crisis or stopping the violence.
The Pakistani delegate stressed that the solution to the crisis in Syria will not be but a political one that will be determined by the Syrian people.
The Cuban representative stressed that the outside should stop sending arms to Syria.