20 July 2012
Syria's U.N. ambassador Bashar Jaafari criticized the Security Council for withholding an “official condemnation” of Wednesday’s suicide attack. He termed the Security Council's stance on Syrian conflict as: "Supporting a peaceful solution in Syria is but a slogan."
Bashar Jaafari’s comments came after recent suicide attack on National Security building in Damascus, which claimed four lives including Syrian Defense Minister ‘Daoud Rajha’ and his Deputy Defense Minister ‘Assef Shawkat’(who was also a brother in law of Al-Assad).
Bashar Jaafri condemned the role of foreign elements in Syrian affairs saying "Syrian people alone should decide their future without foreign intervention". He also insisted that “A solution should be found through a political process that satisfies the Syrian people. All will participate to help establish democracy and free elections."
Later France's U.N. ambassador Jean-Hugues Simon-Michel said over Bashar Jaafari’s complaint against Security Council: “We have always condemned terrorism, so I think there is no ambiguity. He added that the attack highlights the need for an end to the bloodshed.”
According to current highlights on Syrian crisis by Aljazeera, Damascus is under fierce fighting and intense shelling between the government and opposition forces after Wednesday’s blast. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Rami Abdel Rahman, said on Thursday that: “The army stormed the Qaboon district with a large number of tanks, this is the first time that tanks enter a Damascus district."
A security source also confirmed the AFP news agency that “These extremely violent clashes should continue in the next 48 hours to cleanse Damascus of terrorists by the time Ramadan begins. After the attack, [the army] has decided to use all the weapons in its possession to finish the terrorists off.”
On the other hand, China and Russia vetoed the UN Security Council resolution for the third time, on Thursday, not allowing the world leaders to impose sanction on Syrian regime. Russia’s ambassador,, clearly stated the Security Council resolution on Syria as ‘biased’. He said, “Western diplomats could have done something, anything, “to promote dialogue" rather than fan the flames of extremists."
It seems that conflict between Syrian regime and its opposition forces has entered into its final stage leaving no option with Syria but the use of force. The world leaders’ biased stance towards resolution on Syrian conflict has cost more than 15,000 lives since March 2011. It is also worth mentioning that if Syrian regime has failed to bring political stability in the country, the power-game role of western powers influencing the body of UN Security Council, has also proved an absolute disappointment to the world.
Source: CNN/ Al-Jazeera
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