Russia and China veto Zionist French draft resolution calling for Syria ICC referral


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Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, stressed that the draft resolution submitted today to the UN Security Council is a politicized and discriminatory text that is aimed at distracting the presidential elections in Syria and fueling the crisis.
Al-Jaafari pointed out that submitting the draft resolution represents the continuation of some countries’ attempts to impose themselves as caretakers over the Syrian people and their national choices.
Al-Jaafari added that realizing justice necessitates holding the Zionist puppet’s governments of Turkey, Zio-Wahhabi Saudi , Qatar, France and I$raHell accountable for their acts of provocation for violence and terrorism in Syria and arming, funding and training the mercenaries who come in thousands from all over the world to Syria.
He asserted that Syria reiterates that the path to help the Syrian people is clear and known and it is represented by exerting genuine and serious efforts to counter terrorism which is targeting the state and people of Syria, clarifying that supporting the efforts aimed at finding a national political solution to the crisis in Syria takes into consideration the Geneva process based on dialogue among the Syrians themselves to reach agreement on discarding violence and combat terrorism and form a national unity government.
Al-Jaafari added “we call on Security Council to prosecute the French government for its crimes against the Syrian people and other peoples whose countries were occupied by France, and we call on the French government of a clear apologize on its occupation era to pay compensations to the Syrian people.”
For his part, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, stressed that the French draft resolution is an attempt to use the International Criminal Court to ignite the political feelings and pave the way for foreign military intervention.
Chinese permanent representative to the UN, Wang Min, stressed that his country considers any procedure to refer the Syrian file to the International Criminal Court should be based on respecting the sovereignty of the state and its judicial authority, pointing out that China had many conservations on the French draft resolution.
He called on the Syrian government to put and end to violence and start the third round of Geneva talks to bolster the political process and start a peaceful transitional process.
He added that his country has always called on all sides to respect human rights and the international humanitarian law and refrain from harming the innocents and civilians.
Earlier in the day, Churkin described France’s draft resolution as a “publicity stunt” that harms joint efforts for resolving the crisis in Syria politically.
This is the fourth time the countries have used their veto power as permanent UN Security Council members to block anti-Syria resolutions.

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