Breaking: Terrorism sponsors not politically, morally entitled to issue anti-Syria rights resolutions: Envoy
Syria’s permanent representative to Vienna-based international organizations has strongly condemned the passage of a Britain-drafted resolution against his country at the Human Rights Council, saying sponsors of terrorism are neither politically nor morally justified to introduce such measures.
According to reports, Hussam al-Din Ala said on Wednesday that those who sponsor terrorism, occupy parts of Syrian territories and impose unilateral sanctions that amount to crimes against humanity, lack political and moral credibility to propose resolutions about the situation of human rights in Syria.
“Britain, the main architect of the draft resolution, is primarily involved in fabricating allegations and conducting political as well as propaganda campaigns against the Syrian government. It supports the so-called Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, whose reports have shed light on London’s role in exacerbating Syria crisis,” the Syrian diplomat said.
Ala further said the recent resolution against Syria runs counter to Britain’s claims about its support for a political settlement of the Syria conflict and an end to sufferings of the Yemeni nation, and is in opposition to its purported respect for Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
He went on to say that the recent anti-Syria resolution points to Britain’s insistence to politicize activities of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms in violation of the UN Charter.
Syria rejects the politically-biased resolution as it lies on fabricated lies, Ala said.
Earlier this week, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in which it extended the mandates of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic for a period of one year. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 27 in favor, 6 against and 14 abstentions.