SYRIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N., BASHAR JAAFARI SUGGESTS INDEPENDENT LEGAL OPINION OVER U.N. DRAFT RESOLUTION MEETING

 

(REUTERS-FEBRUARY, 17TH)

Syrian Ambassador to the U.N. Bashar Jaafari, said : discussions over Syria threaten the General Assembly’s credibility. He noted that Syria is being targeted, and there is no other reason for the vote.According to Jaafari, Syria welcomes all sincere efforts to support a comprehensive national dialogue. He added that there are doubts over the real intentions of the countries behind the draft resolution, claiming such countries deny the existence of armed opposition groups. Jaafari stressed that Arab Spring countries are still suffering from violence. Jaafari also pointed out that the meeting was in breach of UN rules, and suggested an independent legal opinion. He believes that the Arab League resolutions, violate the sovereignty of Syria and are of  dubious international legality.