President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Alabdah said that it is now imperative that the United Nations, supported by the governments of friendly countries, act urgently to save Syrian civilians after it has become clear to everyone that the UN Security Council UN turned into a means to defend murderers and criminals.
In an interview with Al-Riyadh newspaper on Wednesday, Alabdah expressed gratitude for Saudi Arabia’s support for the Syrian people and their revolution for freedom and dignity. He described Saudi Arabia’s position regarding Russia’s vetoing of a French-Spanish draft resolution at the UN Security Council on Saturday as honorable, clear, robust and right. Alabdah also praised Saudi Arabia’s stance of the Egyptian position which deviated from the general Arab line when Egypt voted in favor of the Russian draft resolution. “We will always count on Saudi Arabia to support the cause of the Syrian people,” Alabdah said.
The governments of friendly countries should make the situation in Syria a top priority and take action to deter the onslaught by the Assad regime and its allies on the Syrian people, especially on Aleppo, Alabdah stressed.
Alabdah went on to say that the latest UN Security Council session exposed those who represent, support and protect war criminals as well as those who shamelessly defend war crimes.
“For over five years, the international community has used the Russian veto as a pretext to justify its failure to protect Syrian civilians. This is no longer acceptable, and it must come to an end. There is a clear alternative now in front of everyone who wants to stop these crimes, namely to head to UN General Assembly and take a decisive decision.”
Alabdah concluded his remarks by saying: “Words criticizing the inaction of the Security Council are not enough. Peoples around the world must act to save civilians and children in Syria from the madness they have been facing for nearly six years and work to support their demands for peace, freedom and democracy through all available legitimate means.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)