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Bashar al-Jaafari: “Those who impose violence on the ground seek to foil Geneva 2”

New York – (SANA/H.Sabbagh) – Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that the international conference on Syria “Geneva 2” is based on the Geneva communique which stipulates for ending violence first as the basis for the political-diplomatic solution, therefore those who impose violence on the ground seek to foil Geneva 2.

In an interview with NBN TV on Saturday, al-Jaafari said that the fact that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and other countries continue to smuggle weapons and mercenaries into Syria doesn’t fit with these countries’ participation in a conference sponsoring dialogue among Syrians, therefore these countries must stop supporting terrorism in Syria.

He said that those who propose preconditions don’t want Geneva 2 to be held; rather they want destruction in Syria to continue and they want its state to fall, stressing that the conference is an opportunity that all Syrians must seize to save their country.

Al-Jaafari affirmed that the Syrian government is serious about dialogue among Syrians and led by Syria in order to build a better future without foreign interference, adding that the crisis nears its end in political and military terms after many facts that were either absent from some people’s mind or were purposefully concealed came to light.

He pointed out that over the two and a half years of the crisis, everyone came to realize that Syria’s diplomatic and political strength is built on very solid foundations, allowing it to face an unprecedented international campaign that employed politics, media and economy to undermine the Syrian state.

Syria’s Permanent Representative said that the last stage of the aggression against Syria consisted of gathering Islamist takfiri mercenaries from every country and shipping them off to Syria, in addition to making fervent efforts to foil Geneva 2 by making preconditions.

Al-Jaafari noted that the Syrian crisis revealed the truth about the Saudi-Israeli and Qatari-Israeli alliances, in addition to uncovering the truth of the European hypocrisy and the frailty of the Arab political system when the Arab League transformed into a Trojan horse used to undermine and weaken Arab states.

He asserted that there’s a deliberate Western plan to weaken the armies of Egypt, Syria and Iraq in order to prevent any Arab country from playing a prominent role in the region, adding that the West succeeded to link Islamist movements to foreign agendas, and now the West is repositioning itself based on new considerations that serve its interests.

Al-Jaafari said that Syria sent 259 letters to the UN on terrorism and the activities of Al Qaeda and its various offshoots in Syria, yet Syria did not receive a single response to these letters.

He also noted that the Syrian mission at the UN spent a year trying to convince the counter-terrorism subcommittees at the UN to list Jabhat al-Nusra among terrorist groups, and finally managed the Security Council members to do so while France and Britain were refusing that, adding that the Syrian mission is also working to include the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the UN’s lists of terrorist organizations.