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New York ~ Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Saturday addressed the 71 session of the United Nations General Assembly held in New York.
Walid al-Moallem: “We, in Syria, are combating terrorism on behalf of the whole of the world … all the international efforts to counter terrorism [in Syria] need to be coordinated with the government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Syrian Arab Army that has been combating terrorism on the ground for more than five years”
“The Syrian government condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack launched by American warplanes on a Syrian Army site in the vicinity of the Deir Ezzor Airport on 17 September, which allowed ISIL to gain control of the site … This cowardly aggression clearly proves that the US and its allies are complicit with ISIL and other terrorist armed organizations.”
“We also reiterate our condemnation of Turkish incursion into Syrian territories under the pretext of countering terrorism. Terrorism cannot be fought by replacing one terrorist organization with another. One cannot but wonder: how can a state that has been the main point of entry for terrorists and weapons into Syria claim to be fighting terrorism?! How can there be genuine and effective international counter-terrorism cooperation while relevant Security Council resolutions remain dead letter?”
“Syria is confronting mercenary terrorists on its territory today, but it has long confronted a different kind of terrorism; the terrorism of Israel that has occupied a precious part of our land in the Syrian Golan since 4 June 1967. … Israel is intervening militarily to assist in every way the terrorist organizations operating in that area”….below is the full text of the speech… … …