Since the Security Council endorsed the political process as a base for resolving the crisis in my country, some of the Permanent Members of this Council have endeavored to undermine this approach day after day, month after month, and year after year to the extent that these same Members have, unfortunately, started misusing the Council to practically support the terrorist war on Syria, and justify their occupation of its lands and their unbridled investment in terrorism.
Every time we submitted a complaint to you or informed you of facts about acts of support for terrorism, aggression, occupation, plunder and destruction of the resources of my country, the more Western pressure increased to deflect the efforts of the Security Council and prevent it from carrying out its role in preserving the provisions of the Charter and ensuring respect for the content of its own resolutions relevant to the situation in Syria, foremost of which is ensuring the full commitment to its sovereignty,unity and territorial integrity.
This only raises so many questions: what has the Security Council done to end the American occupation of parts of my country? What has it done to put an end to the Turkish occupation and the practices of the terrorism-sponsoring Erdogan Regime? What steps have been taken by your Council to support the efforts of the Syrian State and its allies in combating terrorism, and facing the tens of thousands of “terrorists without borders- also known in UN language as foreign terrorist fighters- and holding the Governments recruiting, funding and supporting them accountable?
At a time when Members of the Security Council pledged at the outset of their resolutions relevant to the situation in my country to a strong commitment to respect the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic, the US occupation forces, in full view of the United Nations and the international community, took a new step to plunder Syria’s natural resources, including Syrian oil and gas. Recently, the US company “Crescent Delta Energy”, with the sponsorship and support of the US Administration, has entered into a contract with the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces/SDF” separatist militia, an agent of the US occupation forces in northeastern Syria, with the aim of stealing Syrian oil and depriving the Syrian state and Syrian people of the basic revenues necessary to improve the humanitarian situation, provide for livelihood needs and reconstruction.
Imagine, ladies and gentlemen, an unknown company born out of nowhere, headed by US previous ambassador in Denmark, James Keen, a retired American Delta force officer named James Reese, and an oil expert. All of this with the blessing of the American Administration, which has actually established this company.
This hostile American behavior towards Syria, which contradicts with international law,the Charter of the United Nation, and the Security Council’s resolutions, did not come as a surprise, as the US Administration had facilitated the possession and trafficking of the terrorist organization ISIS with the looted Syrian oil and its smuggling to Turkey in cooperation with the terrorism-sponsoring Erdogan regime. Furthermore, the US Administration has continued, through its illegal alliance, to launch repeated attacks on The Syrian Arab Army forces to prevent them from liberating the areas occupied by the terrorist organization ISIS in northeastern Syria.
Just two days ago, two American military helicopters attacked a checkpoint of the Syrian Arab Army southeast of Qamishli, killing one soldier and wounding two others.Statement of Ambassador Dr. Bashar Ja’afari, the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic at the meeting of the Security Council on Agenda Item “The Situation in the Middle East”
We all remember the sinful attack by the American occupation forces on the sites of the Syrian Arab Army in Al-Tharda Mountain in Deir- Ezzor on September 17th, 2016, to enable the terrorist organization ISIS to control these sites.