Alwaght-Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says several countries, including Turkey, are providing advanced weapons and other forms of support to terrorists inside the country.
Speaking Thursday in Damascus during a meeting with the Chinese Special Envoy for Syria, Ambassador Xie Xiaoyan, he affirmed that the people and government of Syria continue combating the terrorist organizations which are constantly supported by some countries, such as Turkey, being offered passage for terrorists and provided with advanced weapons to open new fronts in the fight.
Minister al-Moallem affirmed that the people and government of Syria continue combating the terrorist organizations which are constantly supported by some countries, such as Turkey, being offered passage for terrorists and provided with advanced weapons to open new fronts in the fight.
This continued support requires that an international stand be taken to the effect of respecting the Security Council resolutions related to combating terrorism, he added.
Al-Moallem clarified to the Chinese envoy that Syria provides aid to its people basically because it considers it its duty to assist them, affirming that the Syrian government’s position is to continue the war against ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and the other terrorist groups while it goes on with the political process in Geneva.
He referred to the recently uncovered stance of the “Riyadh opposition” delegation “which wanted to sabotage Geneva talks, and it was clear that it rather prefers military escalation.”
For his part, the Chinese envoy said his country affirms its stance which calls for restoring security and stability to Syria and supports the intra-Syrian dialogue to solve the crisis and the Syrian people’s right to choose what they see fit to preserve the unity of their country, in addition to standing against interference in their internal affairs.
Ambassador Xie Xiaoyan added that China appreciates the Syrian government’s positive achievements of securing aid to its people in many areas around the country, stressing that China would continue supporting Syria until safety and stability are restored to it.
For more than five years Syrian forces have been confronting terrorists supported mainly by Western countries and their regional allies bent on toppling the legitimate government of President Bashar al Assad.
Over 470,000 people have died so far in the deadly conflict.