Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations stressed the need for the pullout of foreign forces from Syria whose illegal presence has aggravated crises in the Arab country.
In an address to a Friday meeting of the UN Security Council, held on the situation in the Middle East with a focus on Syria, Majid Takht Ravanchi warned against the illegal presence of some foreign forces in Syria and said the Syrian crisis must be resolved peacefully and in accordance with the principles of international law.
“Parts of Syria continue to be occupied by foreign forces, dominated by groups with separatist tendencies, or controlled by Security Council-designated terrorist groups. At the same time, the Israeli regime continues to commit acts of aggressions against Syria in flagrant violation of international law,” he added.
The Iranian envoy also warned of the impact of the consequences of this situation on regional stability and international peace and security.
“This unstable situation has far-reaching implications for security and stability of this volatile region and international peace and security at large. The Security Council must live up to its responsibilities and ensure the sovereignty and territorial integrity of this country,” Takht Ravanchi added.
“In this context, all foreign forces who are unlawfully present in Syria must leave without any precondition and delay; terrorist groups must not be allowed to use millions of civilians as human shield to continue their heinous activities; and the Israeli regime must be forced to put an end to its aggression against Syria,” he stated, Press TV reported.
Takht Ravanchi also lambasted the “unlawful unilateral sanctions” against Syria, saying that such measures create “serious problems” for people in the Arab country.
The UN also emphasized that the decade-long Syrian crisis must be resolved peacefully and in accordance with the principles of international law.
“In conclusion, we reiterate once more that the Syrian crisis must be settled peacefully and in accordance with principles of international law, particularly respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of States, non-intervention and non-interference in their internal or external affairs and peaceful settlement of international disputes,” he added.
Source: IRNA news agency